Zack Snyder’s DCEU Concept Art Reveals 7th Justice League Member Fans Wanted Tom Cruise to Play

A new concept art shared what Green Lantern would look like as part of Justice League.

Zack Snyder’s DCEU Concept Art Reveals 7th Justice League Member Fans Wanted Tom Cruise to Play

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  • DC concept artist Jerard S. Marantz posted on Instagram an artwork of Justice League's Green Lantern.
  • Tom Cruise was on the shortlist of actors being eyed to star as Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps.
  • James Gunn and Peter Safran announced an upcoming Lanterns live-action series.
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A new Green Lantern concept art showcased what Hal Jordan would look like had he joined Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Fans would remember Ryan Reynolds famously played the character in 2011, a project that heavily flopped at the box office.

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Green Lantern (2011)

In previous years, fans have been wishing for a revival of the character under Snyder’s legacy. Green Lantern never made it to Justice League despite fans wanting Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise to portray the part. In fact, the actor was on the shortlist of actors to play Hal Jordan in the shelved Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern Corps.

Justice League’s Green Lantern Concept Art Revealed

DC concept artist Jerad S. Marantz unveiled Green Lantern’s look in his comic book-accurate costume on his Instagram account. He wrote in the caption:

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I had an incredible time working on Justice League. It was such a long time ago but still remains as one of the most artistically fulfilling jobs of my career. It was a great team of artists working in both the US and UK.”

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Justice League‘s Green Lantern by Jerard S. Marantz/Instagram

Green Lantern almost made his appearance in the DCEU after the 2015 announcement of Green Lantern Corps. The project never got off the ground and was subsequently shelved by Warner Bros. Hal Jordan was considered to join the Justice League, but he did not make the cut. Marantz further added in his post:

Working with Costume designer Michael Wilkinson was wonderful. He’s definitely one of the best in the business. Here are some early concepts for the green lantern suit. It was such an honor to take on one of my favorite branches of the DC universe.”

It was previously reported that Christopher McQuarrie was tapped to helm the unmade Green Lantern film, hence casting Tom Cruise as Hal Jordan would be an easy choice. Both of them worked together in Mission: Impossible.

It remains to be seen whether James Gunn’s DC Universe will be able to revitalize Green Lantern seeing the filmmaker already announced a live-action series involving Hal Jordan and John Stewart early last year.

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All About Upcoming Lanterns Series

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DC Comics’ Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern

James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed via DC.com their plans for DC Universe’s television series, particularly Lanterns:

It is more of a True Detective-type mystery with our two Lanterns [Hal Jordan and John Stewart]. A terrestrial-based mystery that leads into the overall story that we’re telling throughout the different movies and television shows. We find this ancient horror on Earth, and these guys are basically supercops on Precinct Earth.”

Lanterns has no specific release date yet, seeing Gunn is still busy with the upcoming huge projects such as Superman: Legacy, so fans might have to wait a little longer.

Additionally, the DC boss promised that whoever they cast for the titular role would also make it to the big screen. This suggests that if the series is well-received, they might give Green Lantern the go signal for his own movie. Sounds pretty exciting for a franchise revival!

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Meanwhile, 2011’s Green Lantern can be streamed via Netflix and Prime Video.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2015

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.