WASHINGTON, February 26, 2017 — Rumors have been flying fast and thick concerning just which DC superheroes plan to show up in the much-touted but not-yet-filmed “Justice League” movie. Today’s big question: Will Green Lantern be a show or a no-show?
DC Comics fans were in despair after the catastrophic flop of 2011’s Green Lantern film, starring Ryan Reynolds, likely for the first and last time as Hal Jordan. Fortunately for Reynolds—the victim of a disastrously unfocused script and too much confusing nonsense involving the Green Lantern Corps—it looks like he uncovered a cinematic goldmine in the spectacular success of his new Marvel superhero character, the weirdly lovable, potty-mouthed “Deadpool.”
DC superhero-based films of late have, frankly, labored under the kind of burdens that doomed the Green Lantern film and made the recent “Batman vs. Superman” flick a real chore to watch: turgid scripts; gloomy, too numerous and humorless characters; too many plot branches and franchise character introductions that go nowhere; and color palettes that regularly look like 1930s Dracula movies.
Autumn Kelly, writing for iDigital Times, picks up the latest rumors swirling about that “Justice League” movie that is yet to be, and discovers that there may be another Green Lantern in our future. Though certainly not Ryan Reynolds. And perhaps not even DC fans’ favorite Lantern of all time: Hal Jordan.