Photographs of a vibrant, green meteor that struck India in 2017 are once again circulating on social media, leading to a flood of DC fans cheering on the selection of a new Green Lantern. The photograph, taken by Prasenjeet Yadav of the National Geographic Young Explorers. He got a grant from the organization in 2015, and the photo was taken from a stationary camera he had set up to observe "sky islands," a chain of mountain peaks that rise above the clouds in India. Of course, there are those who see these images and think of Broly, Master Chief, or a new shipment of Kryptonite, but for the most part, the geeks in the replies are calling out the Lantern Corps.
That makes sense; in last year's Arrow series finale, a Green Lantern ring crashed to Earth on just such a bright green meteor, landing in the possession of John Diggle (David Ramsey). The character that scene was paying homage to, Green Lantern John Stewart, was also set to appear in Zack Snyder's Justice League, until Warner Bros. balked and the character was replaced with J'Onn J'onzz the Martian Manhunter.
The Green Lantern Corps are set to head to HBO Max for a TV show executive producerd by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who previously worked on Arrow. Casting is underway for that series, which will reportedly center on Guy Gardner and Alan Scott, in a series that takes place over multiple generations.
The lanterns are coming!!! pic.twitter.com/MAemufg8rV— Wild Stallyn (@TheWildWun) May 30, 2021
Oh lord it's Abin Sur of Sector 2814— RIP Kentaro Miura (@Rider_Nexus) May 30, 2021
The new Green Lantern movie looks cool @VancityReynolds— Juan (@IamJKnight) May 31, 2021
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Say the oath
In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight.— Sucio Boy (@KingAwesome1st) May 31, 2021
He is here pic.twitter.com/1gQwShscWf— Praveen Nayak 🇮🇳 (@Praveen49509926) May 31, 2021
What is this?
This is #GreenLantern— IMPARATOR MILLION VADER (@IMPARATORVADER) May 31, 2021
Asking the tough questions
I wonder who got the Power Ring 💍— Big D (@Diesel3_84) May 30, 2021
...That's how this works, right?
Pretty sure someone's just been chosen to be a green lantern— MGPRO (@MG__PRO) May 31, 2021