Rumor: Older Hal Jordan in GLC Film, with Younger John Stewart and Kyle Rayner

on April 22, 2016

It’s been a while since there were any Green Lantern Corps movie rumors or news worth reporting on, but Latino Review has gotten the mill rolling again. They wanted to see what was up with Green Lantern in the cinematic world and dug up some interesting information from their sources.

“The Green Lantern Corps movie in 2020 won’t just feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart–the two most popular Green Lanterns–but also Kyle Rayner was name-dropped as a third Green Lantern from Earth to appear in the film. Another big takeaway is the age of these Lanterns, namely Hal Jordan. who the studio wants to be in the age range of, say, Matt Damon. The other two will be younger.”

As for an older Hal Jordan, if the character is going to appear in the films then that is how I’d prefer to see him. That, along with the supposed inclusion of Kyle Rayner, makes me wonder if the studio is going the “Emerald Twilight” route and will showcase Hal Jordan as Parallax. Though Jordan’s fans would no doubt blow a gasket if that happened, I think that would be the best course of action after the abysmal Ryan Reynold’s take on Hal Jordan in the 2011 Green Lantern film. While I wouldn’t want to see the demise of the Green Lantern Corps, which is what happened in the “Emerald Twilight” comics, because I think that’s needlessly throwing away one of the best concepts DC has, I think Parallax—as Hal Jordan, as Parallax was originally conceived—is arguably the best Green Lantern villain there is.

About Rayner, I’m worried about things being too cluttered with more Earth Lanterns, which is a pitfall the comic books have fallen into, but I’m open to see how things play out if the studio is going to include him. I like the idea of a younger John Stewart. I would certainly hate to see the character as an older mentor type.

These rumors are interesting. GreenLantern.Co will keep you up to date with all Green Lantern Corps movie happenings.

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  • Blakk Jakk

    First off, I’m happy for John and Kyle since they are black and (partly) Hispanic respectively and well, I’m a somewhat Hispanic artist so I’m on board with Kyle being there so long as he doesn’t hog all the screentime and doesn’t diminish John in the slightest. Hal becoming Parallax is odd for me. On one hand, I like the idea of heroes going evil and then becoming an inversion or a perversion of sorts to the actual hero’s ideals much like the Justice Lords were to the League. The funny thing though about the Lanterns though is that there’s so many that one of them going rogue would probably achieve something similar but on a more personal level with the other Lanterns. I didn’t like Hal’s time as Parallax but the idea itself isn’t entirely stupid. What was stupid was the Parallax retcon (this might be one of Geoff Johns’ fatal flaws in that he can’t stop retconning things even if they’re things he’s already retconned!) even if I did like seeing John decked out in Parallax’s armor in the Smallville comics. So really, if they can improve on “Emerald Twilight,” I’m all ears. At least it’s gotta be better than “Man of Steel” or “Batman v Superman,” right? I keep telling myself it’s all uphill from here but I’m not so sure about that.

    • Desh Derringer

      I certainly hope the upcoming GLC movie will be better than Man of Steel and a Batman v Superman. They need to keep Snyder far away from it, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I don’t have particular high hopes for the DCEU as of yet. Neither Man of Steel nor Batman v. Superman have me excited to see any upcoming DC film.

  • Steve Rogers

    Looking at these rumors, it does seem that the studios aren’t all over Hal Jordan. I’m hoping things can look good for John. Protection Status