Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' to feature Green Lantern: Will the character get the justice he deserves?

Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' to feature Green Lantern: Will the character get the justice he deserves?
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 Green Lantern is a touchy topic for DCEU fans. The solo film, starring Ryan Reynolds, bombed fantastically in 2011, and it has now become something that everyone takes a potshot, including the lead actor. Over the past few years, apart from 'Wonder Woman' and 'Joker', DC has been struggling to gain a foothold in its film division itself, as 'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice', and 'Justice League' were panned by critics and fans alike, leading to an entire shift in the plans for the future.

The film on Cyborg was never greenlit and 'The Flash' was delayed indefinitely. DC made the most progress in its television division, with The CW shows like 'Arrow', 'The Flash' and even 'Supergirl' for that matter. Much to the joy of fans, 'Green Lantern' will now get his own show and creator Greg Berlanti will connect it to the Arrowverse, which will stream on HBO Max.  You can expect the show to be of superior quality, just like the other Arrowverse shows.

But that's not all. Green Lantern might get a new lease of life in Zack Snyder's 'Justice League', which will release on HBO Max. The filmmaker answered questions on his Vero account about the hero. In the "history lesson" portion of the film, fans were thrilled to see a Lantern featured. However, that would be all they would get for basically the entire film. 

For the unversed, there was intense drumming of support for Snyder's vision of the film, as fans were convinced that his version of the film had more cogent storylines and scenes than the theatrical release. Fans have been waiting for Green Lantern's appearance in 'Justice League', and it seems they may finally get their wish. This might not be the character that fans have come to love in other properties on social media though, he warned.

As comic fans might know, there’s a key member of the Justice League missing from the Snyder film. We briefly glimpsed a Green Lantern of old in the history lesson, but what about Hal Jordan or Jon Stewart? The director told a fan on Vero that although the same Lantern from the past appears in his cut, "it's not *THE* Green Lantern," Heroic Hollywood had shared. "It suggests that when his cut arrives, we might finally see a version of the hero. Although, with a limited budget, it will be interesting to see if Green Lantern's role is a cameo or something more substantial."

Last year, Snyder amped up the excitement by sharing a photo on Vero, of a deleted Justice League scene where Ray Fisher’s Cyborg sees a vision of himself looking fully human and with his mother and father again. While this created a buzz, fans noticed that there was a ship in the background. As Steppenwolf and the Parademons hail from Apokolips, the world of hellfire ruled by Darkseid, one fan had asked Zack Snyder if this ship was Apokaliptan.

Snyder simply responded with "#GreenLantern." He did not elaborate more than that. While a  Green Lantern's ring allows the wearer to fly, there have been times, where a Lantern was required to pilot a ship to a destination, like Abin Sur, the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 who crashed on Earth and passed his ring on to Hal Jordan before dying. However, it is unclear which Green Lantern this ship in Zack Snyder's photo belonged to, let alone why it was in Cyborg's vision.

The Green Lantern was expected to have a bigger role in this cut of 'Justice League', beyond the ship and ring slinger. So, will the key character of the Justice League finally get the justice he deserves in films? It remains to be seen. Zack Snyder's cut of the 'Justice League' will release in 2021.

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