According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Green Lantern and his (almost) all-powerful ring is coming to a big screen near you. The comic book movie, coming on the heels of a recently announced Flash movie, will feature Hal Jordan as the Emerald Knight, and will be written and directed by Everwood creator Greg Berlanti. Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green will collaborate with Berlanti on the script and Donald De Line will produce. Apparently Warner Bros. was impressed with a pitch Berlanti did a year ago for the project, and has awarded him the job as a result.
Green Lantern is one of DC Comics’ mainstay heroes, having been created in 1940. While several incarnations of the character have existed throughout the decades, the movie will focus on the Lantern embodied by Hal Jordan, a test pilot who finds a downed alien spacecraft. A dying alien passes his ring to Jordan, introducing the man to a wider world that includes an interstellar police force known as the Green Lantern Corps and its overseers, the Guardians of the Universe, who live on the planet Oa.
Like any superhero, the Lantern has a weakness, the color yellow, and was known for reciting an oath when charging his ring.
The only hiccup I see about this Green Lantern movie is that it’s supposed to star Hal Jordan and is an Origins story, but the Green Lantern that is supposed to be in the JLA movie (which will come before this movie) is John Stewart, the African-American Green Lantern. (Jordan is white, by the way.) So how are they going to resolve that conflict? Will they set this Green Lantern in the years BEFORE the JLA movie?