Green Lantern fans may be getting twice as much as they could have hoped for in the upcoming Justice League movie.
The rumor comes via Umberto Gonzales of Heroic Hollywood, who did temper expectations by noting that there’s still time for Warner Bros. and DC Films to cut one or both Green Lanterns from the film.
“In Justice League, there will be not one Green Lantern, but two Green Lanterns,” Gonzales said on Periscope. “Let’s see if it sticks and they keep them in or if they cut it out.”
Fans have been wondering when they may see a Green Lantern show up in the DC Extended Universe ever since some early rumors about one appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice turned out not to be true.
The Justice League trailer released at Comic-Con International: San Diego made the first reference to the Green Lantern Corps in the DC Extended Universe when the voiceover noted that Earth has “no Lanterns.” The statement has led many fans to wonder what happened to Earth’s Lanterns.
The Green Lantern Corps is set for its own film in 2020, but certain Green Lanterns of sector 2814, the sector of space that includes Earth, have been members of the Justice League, most notably founding Justice League member Hal Jordan.
Other prominent Green Lanterns from Earth include John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Simon Baz, and Jessica Cruz, all of whom have served as members of the Justice League at different times.
Green Lanterns of the DC Comics Universe used to patrol their sector alone, but more modern stories of the Green Lantern Corps have established that the Lanterns now operate with partners, like real-world police officers. This makes the idea of two Green Lanterns debuting in Justice League seem even more plausible.
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Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.