7 Green Lantern Stories We’d Love To See Adapted For The Big Screen

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Green Lantern CorpsWhile it’s still unclear whether or not Green Lantern will debut in the upcoming Justice League film, the hero is eventually set to hit the big screen again in 2020 with Green Lantern Corps.  The real mystery is what kind of Lantern stories will the movie have and who will wield a ring? The only thing I know is it’s not a good idea to wait for Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds to mutter the Green Lantern oath on the big screen anytime soon.

There are so many stories and unique Green Lanterns the movie could draw from, so at the end of the day I hope the material is treated with the respect it deserves.  It took some hard work, but I whittled my favorite stories down to this list of seven easily adaptable arc that show off some of the action and emotion Green Lantern has to offer. Don’t expect to recommend any simple origin stories here, though — man-oh-man am I tired of seeing those.

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Nick Kazden

Nick Kazden

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  • Darthmanwe

    Really? No War of Light?

    Or the biggest of them all, The Blackest Night?

    • Napi

      Exactly! No Rebirth and no Secret Origin… I think Nick is kinda lost

      • David Japhet-Mathias

        Would DC start their Green Lantern franchise trying to bring Hal Jordan back to life?

        • Napi

          The real question here is… have you ever read Rebirth?

          • David Japhet-Mathias

            Yep, but unless they’re going to go with him being the Spectre the more likely scenario if they were to adapt Rebirth would be that he’s just dead.

          • Napi

            It could work you know, Hal Jordan being as old as Bruce Wayne, been a hero, went into the all Emeral Twilight thing and died.

      • Nick Kazden

        Noooo! Hah, I love Rebirth and Secret Origins but I think those books work so well because they are clearly part of a bigger story. Sinestro War can work in theaters, but I don’t think we should have all the different colored corps or go to Blackest Night because it is will likely seem hoaky or like a generic zombie movie.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I was always partial to GREEN EGGS & HAM.

  • SAMURAI36

    These are all great choices, but the Blackest Night Trilogy is the story that’s begging to be told on the big screen. That’s easily 6 films right there.

  • Maxi Iroh

    Really nice choice of arcs to be adapted into the the first DCEU GL film.

    PS: I wanna see Jessica Cruz

  • Brian Supple

    Blackest Night wouldn’t fit in their current extended universe. If they did try to adapt it I think everyone would be let down. It would work well as an animated series or animated movie trilogy but not something that can be connected to this current cinematic universe.

    I think they could follow the same arc as that computer animated tv series over 3 live action movies. It’s a really well done series and it introduces red lanterns, man hunters, and the anti monitor.

    Just no origin story, and it needs to take place on other planets and in space they can’t spend more then 10 mins on earth.