Comic Vine News

50 Comments

Could Future Movies Star Other Green Lanterns?

If not Hal Jordan, what about Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner or John Stewart?

 See, this is from back when Kyle was the #1 GL.

Green Lantern’s unusual amongst super-heroes in that the identity’s almost equally associated with multiple, totally-different personalities. Sure, Hal’s back to #1 GL these days, but ask any of the JUSTICE LEAGUE cartoon’s fans who GL is and they’ll say John Stewart. And Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner both had lengthy, years-long stints. I bring this up because, during an interview with MTV about BURIED, Ryan Reynolds brings up the possibility (emphasis on possibility) that future GREEN LANTERN movies might be about ringslingers aside from Hal.

So spoke Mr. Reynolds…

"It's a pretty big universe and there's a lot to explore… There's a lot to explore with Hal   and  without him. You could do a couple more movies with Hal, then you could move on to a movie with Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner, any of those guys… [but] let's not put the cart before the horse…"

So yeah, this talk might be getting a little far ahead of things, but it’s interesting to consider - - this might possibly be an avenue for Reynolds to do the DEADPOOL movie and not have it conflict with the greater plans for GREEN LANTERN. == TEASER ==

Everybody knows this needs some Ion power.    

It’s tough to say which Earthborne GL I’d like to see star instead of Hal. John brings a military hardness and discipline that’s a bit more bad ass than a cocky pilot. Kyle’s more fun since drawing is his day job - - his constructs run a lot more creative than any other GL’s. And as for Guy? It’s always fun to see a cantankerous loudmouth like him in any leading man position (and we have already seen him as GL in THE BRAVE & THE BOLD and the discontinued JUSTICE LEAGUE live-action TV shows.) And how could I forget mentioning Alan Scott?

Me, I just want to see “ultimate Green Lantern” Sodam Yat appear in some capacity in these movies.

I suppose this calls for some fantasy producing. Which GL would you want to headline one of these movies, if not Hal? And what actors are just the undeniable doubles for these characters?

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of    HYBRID BASTARDS! &  UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon here  &     here .

50 Comments
Posted by jordama

I think it would work well to have each movie have its own lantern, passing the mantle, but keeping the others as cameos in the movies 
Edited by RoosterCogburn

Throw in some Guy Gardner!
Make a GLC movie, and star Gardner and Rayner

Posted by iloverobots

Not sure how the people who aren't familiar with the comics would feel about that. Personally I hope we'll see more of the Earth GLs but I think Hal Jordan has to stay as well, especially if the first movie spends 40 minutes telling his origin story.

Edited by Jordanstine

In for Kilowog... 

 
Btw, reading between the lines, those comments by Ryan Reynolds seem to indicate maybe a possiblity he could maybe step down off the Green Lantern films and pursue other venues i.e. Deadpool, etc. 
    

"It's a pretty big universe and there's a lot to explore… There's a lot to explore with Hal   and  without him. You could do a couple more movies with Hal, then you could move on to a movie with Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner, any of those guys…  

   
And if you notice there is a difference on how he talks about Green Lantern and how he talks about Deadpool too.   He seems to have more passion playing one over the other.        
 
Ryan Reynolds
on getting the Green Lantern role: 

 

"I've known about “Green Lantern” my whole life, but I’ve never really followed it before. I started to fall in love with the character when I met with [director] Martin Campbell. When I sat down with him, I really got what it is that this guy is all about. When you have a guy like Martin Campbell, part of his charm is that he has bad ass of titanium, and the other part is that he’s slightly crazy, and you have to be to take on something with the scope of “Green Lantern.” He’s less of the director and more of a general. He just really knows strategies, he knows the intricacies, and his attention to detail! It’s infectious. I sat down with him, and I could not even believe what he was saying. When I went to the meeting, I was entirely cynical [about the film]. I thought, “What the hell, I’ll see what they have to say,” and I left the room with a completely different perspective."     
 
He basically spends most of the time talking about the Director than GL himself, even admitting he was "cynical" from the beginning. 
 
Ryan Reynolds comments on his suit during Green Lantern filming:  

"[The Body Suit is] kind of ridiculous. It's made of actual woven misery.  Whatever material they've used, they've managed to make it the most heat-conducting substance known to man." 

  
 
 
 

Posted by ComicMan24

I would like to see John Stewart.

Posted by Overguardian

Dennis Leary as Guy Gardner

Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

Bring on Guy!!!! But no bowl cut.

Posted by Mumbles

that would be great.....maybe bring in the other color lanterns.  green lantern 2 would be epic with geoff johns new angle.  you could set up the 2nd film having the bad corps winning leading into the 3rd movie.  i'm geeking out over here.

Posted by The Impersonator

I think the better way is to feature the main Green Lantern in the three movies. Then the next main Green Lantern in the next three movies. And the next. Each five of the GLs will make a total of 15 movies.

Posted by imaginaryman

I think john would make a good lead role for a GL sequel, kyle's plot is too deeply rooted into the corps to make a movie out of it.

Posted by disco_dan242

If the movie is really successful, I could definitely see Will Smith being offered the part of John Stewart.  He would do an excellent job and bring a huge crowd to the movie.  
But, I think they should continue with Hal and follow the War of Light storyline. 

Posted by LightBright

Guy Gardner - Bowl Cut = Totally Awesome! ^_^

Posted by the_fallen11

KYLE!!!

Posted by lostlantern13

John Stewart would be a smart choice. He's easy to introduce, his background makes him very interesting, and there's a built-in audience that knows him from the cartoons.

Posted by ironshadow
@lostlantern13 said:
" John Stewart would be a smart choice. He's easy to introduce, his background makes him very interesting, and there's a built-in audience that knows him from the cartoons. "
This
Posted by JamesYee

Kilowog and Guy buddy cop film.  Hell any buddy cop film with GL's is a win win in my opinion since you're guaranteed at least two GL's. :) 

Posted by Rowen545

Haha woven misery, that sounds akin to a heavy batsuit

Posted by imblackjames

i want to see common at john stewart

Posted by DEGRAAF

i would be interested in seeing a movie based on John Stewart or Kyle Ryner
Posted by Bruce Vain

I nominate Ben Browder (Farscape) to be Guy Gardner !! 
 

 
Posted by greenenvy

I sure hope so. 

Posted by Lustwish

I'm sure its already on the menu for the sequel. 

Posted by TheMess1428

I would love to see a movie where Hal retires and Kyle, John, and Guy have to take over for him as a team but they don't get along at first.

Posted by Captain13

Put John and Guy in the 2nd movie. Put Kyle in the 3rd.

Posted by mickoreo_LZ

I would love to see Sodam in a GL movie, but i'm not sure he's as recognizable as other green lanterns. Kyle Rayner could definitely carry his own film and I think he is the best GL other than Hal. Or they could just do a Green Lantern Corps kinda thing and incorporate multiple GL's
Posted by Video_Martian
@The Impersonator said:
" I think the better way is to feature the main Green Lantern in the three movies. Then the next main Green Lantern in the next three movies. And the next. Each five of the GLs will make a total of 15 movies. "
No way, man. 2-3 GL movies is enough for me, thank you.
Posted by caesarsghost
@Mr. Dead Pool:
ha! Yes! A Guy movie would be totally awesome, but please- no bowl cut.  
 
I think that John would be good for the next movie- an easily accessible backstory coupled with awesome thematic possibilities (come on, Xanshi?) and you have a killer comic book movie.
Posted by omdway

Taye Diggs as JOHN STEWART in 2nd movie.  
Guy Gardner in 3rd movie 
KYLE in 4th movie maybe introducing Ion 
 
5th movie the whole gang!  
WAAAAAAAY!!
Posted by DarkSyde79

I dunno. It’s kinda convoluted how there ended up being so many Human Green Lanterns anyways. I would be nice for them to introduce them, especially John Stewart, who thru the Justice League cartoons became one of my favorite Lanterns. But it would be too forced and take away from the movies. Basically, the margin for error is too high and the likelihood of them doing it right is slim to none. 

Posted by Metatron_Da_Don

Sodam Yat

Posted by goldenkey
@Captain13: Kyle would be a good spin off from the end of third.  Thing about comic movies is it's a lot like James Bond and a lot of different people could play the same character.
Posted by goldenkey
@imblackjames: I agree.  I see you remember the cast for the JLA and I thought Common would have been a great choice for Stewart too.
Posted by Deadcool

 
ALAN SCOTT WHAT ABOUT HIM, I know that he is not a normal Lantern, but he is the original GREEN LANTERN, we need a movie about him.
Posted by jross104

Jared Leto as Kyle Rayner 
Jeremy Renner as Guy Gardner 
Common as John Stewart

Posted by Remixxx

Personally I think to eleviate all of this is to have a Green Lantern Corps Movie. I've always liked the 1st fews issues of GLC with Kyle, Guy, John, Sodam Yat (?), Arisia, Soranik Natu, and maybe Jade just to name a few. I would love to see the Buddy Cop interaction between Miltary style John Stewart, Cocky A-hole Guy Gardner, and all around good guy Kyle Rayner.  Their interactions among each other would be priceless.  
 
But to answer the question I honeslty think they would just continue with Hal Jordan and just introduce the others gradually.  I mean they have Parallax in the 1st movie, so who's to say that they won't go the route of using the Arc when Hal went mad in GL and introduce Kyle in the 3rd and final movie. 
 
Or the most likely way to go is to is for Sinestro to evolve over the course of the films and become the final villian in the 3rd which I would want to see more. I would love to see the fight scene between those two.

Posted by primepower53

I'd like to see John Stewart.

Posted by They Killed Cap!

I would love to see multiple green lanterns in one movie
Posted by ReverseNegative
@primepower53 said:
" I'd like to see John Stewart. "
LOL, I keep thinking Jon Stewart from the Daily Show will be a Green Lantern.
Posted by Emerald_General_Jai

I gotta back up the Sodam Yat requests. Even if it is a cameo. Though a John Stewart movie does move me, the man goes hard. 

Posted by geraldthesloth

Guy Gardner!

Posted by LP

Am I the only one who'd rather see John Stewart in a movie?

Posted by LokitheNightlord

Chris Pine for Guy Gardner and the guy who played Eggs in True Blood for John Stewert.
Posted by Tainted-Cell

 
Not only would this really work around Ryan Reynolds (which sounds kind of silly at first but makes a bit more sense if you think about it), but also reach into the larger fanbase as well as serving as a bit of experimentation. Not everyone likes Hal Jordan the best.... I daresay John and Kyle are my favorites. If it was only Hal for three movies straight, I think people would be wanting more. Same for John, Kyle, and Guy. 
Having John would also be a good push for Star Sapphire and Katma, although I kind of hated those comics - it is what it is.

Edited by CaptainGenisVell

John Stewart is already in the credits for the first film,I commented on this months back. I was curious if they were going to do the bar brawl grom secret origins which they mention his name

Posted by MorlockMartyr

MORRIS CHESTNUT AS JOHN STEWART for the win!!
Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Ch'p. These movies need more Ch'p. 
 
And Mogo.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch
@ReverseNegative said:
" @primepower53 said:
" I'd like to see John Stewart. "
LOL, I keep thinking Jon Stewart from the Daily Show will be a Green Lantern. "
That would be seriously totally awesome XD
Posted by Primmaster64

Kyle

Posted by NightFang

I won't to see all the GL's.

Posted by yankeemanf

kyle rayner should be the next green lantern if they change GL's
 
   










 
Tom Welling for Kyle