Back in October 2014, we got official confirmation from WB, related to the casting of DC super heroes and Green Lantern was the only missing piece in WB's Justice League.
And that lead to many rumors, some saying we wouldn't be getting a Green Lantern in Justice League movies until his solo movie in 2020, and others saying WB is still discussing over who to use for the role: is it going to be Hal Jordan or John Stewart? Well, I have some answers for you, so here it is!
First and foremost, let me tell you that Zack Snyder, the guy who is overseeing the creative development of the DC Cinematic Universe has massive respect for source material and canon and thus he will definitely use a Green Lantern in the origin Justice League story, and I guess they have found a guy to play the part.
Enter Dan Amboyer, a young and extremely talented theater and TV actor (just like Ray Fisher), This guy is officially in the cast of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and he's playing a "Drone Pilot." Well, this may sound like a stretch but listen to me.
- He looks like a living replica of Hal Jordan.
- WB has this tradition of casting young and mostly unknown actor's for their superhero roles, like Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot and even Christian Bale wasn't popular before Batman Begins, and this casting goes perfectly well with that tradition.
- Hal Jordan is a pilot in the comics and this guy is playing an Air Force Drone Pilot in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
- This guy suddenly started hitting the gym, early last year to increase his muscular bulk, even when there wasn't a physically demanding role in his upcoming project list, and I don't think an actor would work this hard for some extras role with a blink and miss screen time.
- Zack Snyder would prefer Hal Jordan over John Stewart as the founding justice League member.
- I don't think they would like to waste a talented and handsome actor on a extras role.
Well, some of you might say that he may be playing Steve Trevor, but if that's the case, why would WB hide his casting as a "Drone Pilot"? In that sense I believe WB his hiding this casting news with a Drone Pilot tag, so as to keep it as a surprise until the right moment and maybe even to prevent an internet war over a failed Green Lantern attempt or overcrowding a movie cliche.
But does this mean Green Lantern might appear in Batman vs. Superman? Well, I don't think so because I think he will have a very minor cameo, where he might appear as one of the air force pilots with the name of Hal Jordan printed on his flex suit, or someone calling him Hal or Jordan, or even as Captain Hal Jordan or something like that. Just a brief and clever reference. And maybe he might have a piece of dialogue or two, just to reflect the characteristic traits of Hal Jordan and to showcase his opinion on the events that will take place in Batman vs. Superman.