Justice League – which has taken in over $480M worldwide – did more for the DCEU than introduce some of their main characters while gathering together as the DC Universe’s premiere super team. It also presented an interesting history lesson of the cinematic DC Universe that teased both the New Gods – in the form of Steppenwolf and the Parademons – but also the Old Gods, who are tied closely to Wonder Woman and the rest of the Amazons.
A recent tweet revealed a few behind-the-scenes photos of the actors who represented the Old Gods in the “history lesson” portion of the film, which you can check out below:
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During that history lesson, it also revealed the presence of a Green Lantern on Earth, though he was killed by Steppenwolf before we could see the character clearly. That didn’t stop some sleuthing from Redditor StrandingDeath, who deduced that the deceased Green Lantern might have been Yalan Gur, who served with the Green Lantern Corps in Sector 2814 over 2,000 years ago. You can check out his evidence below:
Following his death in the film, Gur’s ring flew off to find a new host, which may or may not be a starting point the upcoming Green Lantern Corps film could use. We still don’t have much confirmation on which Green Lantern’s we might see appear in that film, but Michael Green – screenwriter of 2011’s Green Lantern – has a thought on who should play John Stewart.
“I’ll probably get angry texts if I don’t say what’s in my heart,” Green said during a discussion with Yahoo Movies, “which is that Ricky Whittle would make a fantastic John Stewart.” Ricky Whittle currently stars on Starz’ American Gods as Shadow Moon.
Green, who works on American Gods as well as wrote films like Logan and Balde Runner 2049, went on to discuss his time with Green Lantern and why there’s still room for another take on the property:
“I feel like my experience on Green Lantern is very much unfinished and there are stories to tell there. That was not a film that turned out the way we’d hoped going in and I think there is an appetite for a better version of that.”
While Justice League didnt deliver on a lot of fans’ hopes that we’d see a current Green Lantern show up in the film, the discussion has already begun about who could portray the new iterations of the cinematic characters. DC’s “history lesson” only served to increase our excitement for another Green Lantern attempt, while showing off some of breakout character Wonder Woman’s history as well, which we can always get behind.
Green Lantern Corps is slated to drop in 2020, with Rupert Wyatt rumored to direct.
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