(Warning: the following may contain mild SPOILERS for future installments in the DC Cinematic Universe — though nothing that future trailers aren't likely to make abundantly clear...)
Now, with pretty much every superhero, supervillain, and super-acquaintance-from-middle-school seemingly already confirmed to be appearing in the increasingly imminent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's perhaps not too surprising that there simply isn't set to be space in the movie for every last member of the Justice League.
The hero who seems destined to miss the cut? Green Lantern.
While GL won't be making it into Batman v Superman, however, there is, it seems, some good news for fans of the power ring-wielding galactic derring-doer:
The Green Lantern Corps WILL Be Appearing In The 'Justice League' Movies
That, at least, was what Geoff Johns seemed to suggest during Tuesday night's Dawn of the Justice League special on the CW. Quizzed by co-host Kevin Smith, Johns revealed that...
"We've been to the bottom of the ocean...We've been to ancient Greek mythology, we've been to the past and future with the Flash, we've been to the digital world with Cyborg. We still got to go to space. So the Green Lanterns and the Green Lantern Corps are coming to join the Justice League universe."
...before unveiling a shiny Green Lantern Corps logo on the screen.
Which, it seems, confirms the long held suspicion that Green Lantern will turn up in Justice League (if not before in some sort of surprise Batman v Superman cameo). The bigger question now, then?
Which Version Of Green Lantern Will We See On Screen?
There have, after all, been multiple Earth-originating heroes to have taken on the role, from the original golden age GL Alan Scott, via the 'classic' silver age Hal Jordan, all the way through to the more modern Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and, most recently, Simon Baz.
Now, Johns's apparent teasing of multiple cinematic Green Lanterns — he notably said Green Lanterns, not Green Lantern — suggests we'll see more than one of the comic book heroes — but who'll get the nod?
Well, odds are we'll initially see Hal Jordan — the most well known version to old-school comic book fans — as well as John Stewart — the version best known to younger fans raised on the Justice League animated series. If the folks over at DC are feeling brave, though, don't be too surprised if the headstrong and snarky Guy Gardner doesn't get thrown into the mix too...
What do you think, though?