7. Green Lantern: Wanted – Hal Jordan
Hal Jordan and two of his fellow Air Force co-pilots have been captured and are tortured by terrorists. After their escape, he is framed as an intergalactic threat and is forced on an intense journey to clear his name. Not only does this story do a good job of showing how Hal Jordan handles intense situations alone, allowing multiple aspects of his personality to emerge, but it shows how tough he truly is. In the original arc, written by legendary Green Lantern author Geoff Johns, an assortment of intergalactic bounty hunters and a team of heroes called the Global Guardians are tasked with taking Hal Jordan down.
A clever way to tether Green Lantern to the rest of the DC Extended Universe would be to replace the intergalactic bounty hunters with the Suicide Squad. This way, in the middle of a movie that will feature Hal Jordan trying to solve a crime and prove his innocence, a fun, light fight scene can be added to the movie because Green Lantern would have no problem laughing and kicking Harley Quinn or Captain Boomerang’s butts to next Tuesday. Hopefully Captain Boomerang doesn’t have a yellow unicorn in his coat though, or maybe Hal is in trouble. Additionally, making Hal Jordan an international criminal is a natural way to
Hal never flies a plane with his ring on, and maybe this time he’ll learn to keep it close wherever he goes. This story is a perfect way to introduce audiences to Hal Jordan’s emotional complexities, intense willpower and desire to do what’s right no matter the odds.