A rumour was circling a while ago that the producers on an upcoming Green Lantern Corps film were pushing for Hal Jordan to share the lead with fellow Green Lantern John Stewart — and so it has come to pass.
Will Romone tells us that, announced at San Diego Comic-Con just now in the Warner Bros./DC presentation in Hall H, that according to the imagery shown on the screen, the Green Lantern Corps film will indeed have both Hal Jordan and John Stewart sharing lead roles in the movie.
The character of John Stewart was created by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams and first appeared in Green Lantern #87 in 1971. He gained added prominence as the Green Lantern of choice in the Justice League animated series — such that when the earlier Green Lantern movie was cast with Ryan Reynolds in the lead, there were many complaints from social media that they had cast a white actor as Green Lantern.
It’s also going to be a good time for a certain American political comedy pundit to launch a new HBO show, isn’t it?