25th July 2015

Tyrese Confirms Meeting with WB about Green Lantern Corps

Tyrese Gibson has confirmed that he has met with Warner Bros. more than once about playing Green Lantern. During an interview with Collider, Tyrese said that…

“I’ve already had a couple of meetings at Warner Bros., so we’ll see what happens. I do believe that there needs to be more black superheroes out there, but that’s not even my motivation. I think I would be the best Green Lantern and based on my fans and supporters that spent around $6 billion in box office receipts, I feel like there’s a fanbase of fans out there waiting to see me put on this green suit and do my thing. So I would love to confirm something today but I can’t. We’ll just keep following up.”

I think we John Stewart fans can rest at ease about seeing John Stewart in film. It looks like that is definitely going to happen. It seems Warner Bros. has heard our protestations of support for the character. Let’s hope we won’t have to wait until 2020 to see John Stewart. It continues to be a long wait for definitive casting news and information about exactly how Warner Bros. will approach the Green Lantern Corps movie. In the meantime, go read Green Lantern: Lost Army!

Check out the Collider article in the link below for more information:
Tyrese Confirms He’s Met with Warner Bros. for GREEN LANTERN CORPS.

17th July 2015

Green Lantern: Lost Army #2 Review

GreenLantern.Co has got a review of the latest Green Lantern: Lost Army comic book, by Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz. Check it out.

“Speaking of the Marines, I’d like to pause on this scene and address something. There seems to be a group of people who have a problem with John Stewart’s Marine background coming into stories. To them, I say this:
John Stewart was in the Marine Corps. That is a huge part of his character now, thanks to his success on television. As such, it’s going to come up in his stories. His time as a Marine naturally shapes his perspective just as it would for most people. I’m not sure why that’s such a problem, but if it is… I don’t know what to say, except that maybe the character just isn’t for them. Batman is a billionaire. That comes up in his stories, yet I don’t often (ever) see a people complain about that. If someone writes John as a one-note character with nothing else to him, then that’s a problem with that writer. Fortunately, that isn’t what is happening in Lost Army.”

Read more.

Be back for more!

Oa, by the way

Surprisingly, DC Comics has chosen to actually promote Green Lantern: Lost Army in their DC YOU campaign. Writer Cullen Bunn has done an interview with them that gives some information about the series. Check it out at the link below.
Are You Ready for Green Lantern: The Lost Army’s Cullen Bunn?

In other news, Green Lantern Corps Volume 6: Reckoning is out.

This is a collection of Green Lantern Corps stories that finishes up the excellent Van Jensen, Marcelo Maiolo, and Bernard Chang run. No John Stewart fan should be without this, so be sure to pick it up.

14th July 2015

Green Lantern: Lost Army #5 Solicitation

The October solicitation for Green Lantern: Lost Army is out, and there are good and bad things to report about it, but I’ll let you take a look at it first.

Written by CULLEN BUNN
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 UgS • RATED T

John Stewart desperately tries to keep his small band of Lanterns alive. And if they’re going to make their way home, they will have to team up with some of their deadliest former foes!

Staring with the good, John Stewart is back to being featured prominently on the cover after being completely absent in the September solicitation. It’s very reassuring to see him again.

As for the bad, the most glaring thing is Guillem March’s art. Can he please not do covers for Lost Army, DC? His artwork is not that good, and I’d like the book to do well. Speaking of the book doing well, I’m very upset to see that, once again, Lost Army does not get a variant cover. I’m not privy to the reasons why DC is not giving Lost Army variants, but depriving the series of variants is a sure way to damage its sales. It is suspicious that it is the only Green Lantern book to not have one. I hope it gets more in the future.

The last thing I don’t like is the solicitation itself. Most of the Lost Army solicitations read the same. They usually boil down to telling of how John Stewart and the other Green Lanterns are trying to find their way home and teaming up with enemies. It’s getting kind of old by now and it would be good if whoever is writing these came up with something new and captivating. On the other hand, I understand Lost Army hinges a lot on mystery, and perhaps it’s difficult to write solicitations that actually tell readers something without giving an important detail of the story away.

In any case, more John, more variants, and no more Guillem March, please.

Moving on, the solicitation for Justice League: Gods and Men – Green Lantern (long title) is also out. I really haven’t much to say about this, so I’ll cut the commentary short and let the solicitation speak for itself.

Written by TOM KING

With the Green Lantern Corps threatened by a strange extinction-level event on Oa, only Hal Jordan and John Stewart remain to save the Corps-—and themselves—from joining Darkseid’s army forever!

Oa, by the way

The preview to Lost Army #2 is out and it looks incredible. Jesus Saiz continues to destroy it on the artwork. Have a gander for yourself at the link below, and be sure to pick the issue up tomorrow!
Preview Monday: Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2

11th July 2015

Green Lantern Corps Movie Announced

San Diego Comic-Con continues, and Warner Bros. has officially announced a Green Lantern Corps movie set to be released in the summer of 2020. Not much is known about this film yet. A Green Lantern movie was already announced for 2020, so the only new development is that the title has been changed. The focus on “Green Lantern Corps” instead of “Green Lantern” isn’t surprising at all. The Green Lantern brand was so heavily damaged from the 2011 film with Ryan Reynolds that it makes sense to focus instead on Green Lantern Corps.

I’m 100% sure we’ll see John Stewart, but let’s hope he’s the focus of the film. Green Lantern Corps is his brand, after all. No casting news has been released yet, so yeah… not a lot of new information here, which is disappointing.

GreenLantern.Co will keep you up to date with further developments.

“Darkseid War” tie-in “Justice League: Gods and Men” to Feature John Stewart

There is more San Diego Comic-Con news concerning Green Lantern John Stewart. A while ago, Geoff Johns teased that John will be involved in the “Darkseid War” event that is going on in his Justice League comic book series. DC held a press release that unveiled more information about this. A series of one shot tie-ins to “Darkseid War” called Justice League: Gods and Men will be released in October. The Green Lantern tie-in will feature John Stewart. Read the quote below for more information.

“Green Lantern – Oa has been conquered and transformed into a Parademon factory and the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Only Hal Jordan remains to follow a distress call from the last active Lantern seen fighting on Oa: John Stewart.”

It’s not exactly clear yet what creators will be working on this one shot, but the entire project is overseen by Geoff Johns. The premise doesn’t sound very captivating to me. It gives me the impression that Hal Jordan is needed to save the day and John Stewart needs his help. That, and knowing that Geoff Johns–who I really don’t trust to write John Stewart well–will be involved with this in a large capacity doesn’t necessarily assure me that we will get a great John Stewart showing. I’ll try to keep an open mind until we know more, though. At the very least, I guess it’s good to know that they’ll be doing something with John in this one-shot series. Geoff Johns has alluded to Justice League series artist Jason Fabok drawing John Stewart, so we should expect to see him featured in the main book, too.

Oa, by the way

The variant cover for Green Lantern #45, to be released in October, has been unveiled, and it’s a Neal Adams piece that pays homage to the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow #87 cover also by Adams. The theme for the October variants is, unsurprisingly, horror monsters. I would have preferred for Adams to do a John Stewart variant for Lost Army, but I’m always happy to see him draw John Stewart.