Adaptations of Green Lantern in other media
Green lantern.svg
Created byBill Finger
Martin Nodell
Original sourceComics published by DC Comics
First appearanceAll-American Comics #16
Films and television
Film(s)Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
Green Lantern (2011)
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
The Lego Movie (2014)
Green Lantern Corps (TBA)
Television
show(s)
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967–1968)
Aquaman (1967–1970)
Super Friends (1977–1985)
Justice League (2001)
Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2012–2013)
Games
Video game(s)Justice League Heroes (2006) Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (2011)

The many incarnations of the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern have appeared in numerous media over the years.

Dedicated media featuring Green Lantern primarily include: the 2012–2013 animated television series Green Lantern: The Animated Series, the 2011 live action film Green Lantern with accompanying video game Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, and animated films Green Lantern: First Flight in 2009 and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights released in 2011.

Novels/audios

Green Lantern: Sleepers is a trilogy created by Christopher J. Priest and written by Mike Baron, Michael Ahn, and Priest. Each book focuses on a different Green Lantern—Kyle Rayner, Alan Scott, and Hal Jordan, respectively.

Pocket has published a series of Justice League of America novels. Of these, Exterminators by Christopher Golden includes Hal Jordan as part of the team, and Hero's Quest by Dennis O'Neil is a solo Green Lantern story.

All of these stories have been made into full-cast dramatizations released by GraphicAudio.

Television

Animation

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Hal Jordan was the featured character in a solo series which was part of The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967) as well as part of the Justice League segments. These would be the character's first animated appearances. Gerald Mohr is the voice of Green Lantern.

Super Friends

Hal Jordan is a supporting character in the various incarnations of Super Friends, voiced by Michael Rye.

Justice League

Model sheets for Green Lantern John Stewart in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
Model sheets for Green Lantern John Stewart in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

John Stewart is a member of the Justice League in Justice League, voiced by Phil LaMarr. In this series, Stewart's ring was initially constrained to permitting him to fly, generating a protective force field, creating walls, and firing energy blasts; this limitation was established as being due to Stewart's mindset, not an inherent limitation of the ring itself. After being berated by Katma Tui for his unimaginative use of the ring, Stewart has learned to generate complex tools and weapons. In a development not seen in any other version of the Green Lantern mythos, Stewart's eyes glow green when wearing his charged power ring. The glow fades when the ring runs out of power. The series has been inconsistent about the ring's effectiveness against yellow; Stewart is seen fighting Sinestro in one episode, and the yellow energy does not prove to be a significant problem for him, although in a later episode of Justice League Unlimited, Lex Luthor in Flash's body threw yellow Jell-O at him, breaking his force field.

Other DCAU appearances

Kyle Rayner in the Justice League Unlimited series
Kyle Rayner in the Justice League Unlimited series
Kai-ro as appeared in Batman Beyond.
Kai-ro as appeared in Batman Beyond.
Hal Jordan in Justice League Unlimited.
Hal Jordan in Justice League Unlimited.

Duck Dodgers

The Duck Dodgers episode "The Green Loontern" includes appearances by many members of the Green Lantern Corps. In this episode, a mixup at the dry cleaners results in Dodgers (Daffy Duck) getting Jordan's outfit and ring. Filmmaker and comics fan Kevin Smith provided the voice of Jordan for this cameo. Other Green Lanterns that appear in this episode are Kilowog (voiced by John DiMaggio), Katma Tui (voiced by Tara Strong), Boodikka (voiced by Grey DeLisle), Ch'p (voiced by Frank Welker), and Sinestro (voiced by John de Lancie), as well as nonspeaking appearances by Stewart, Arisia Rrab, G'nort, and Guy Gardner.

The Batman

In the fourth-season finale of The Batman, "The Joining", the Justice League is introduced. Hal Jordan is included among its members, in a non-speaking cameo. He next appears in the fifth-season episode "Ring Toss", voiced by Dermot Mulroney and again in the two-part series finale, "Lost Heroes".

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Guy Gardner appears in multiple episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, voiced by James Arnold Taylor. He appears briefly in the pre-title segment of "Day of the Dark Knight!", in which he ignores Batman's advice and accidentally frees an imprisoned alien by pouring coffee on him.

In the episode "The Eyes of Despero!", Gardner, G'nort, Sinestro and Mogo join forces with the Batman to stop the villain Despero from using his mental powers to turn the Green Lantern Corps into an army of mind controlled slaves. Other members of the Lantern Corps are seen, including Ch'p, Kilowog, Medphyll, and Hal Jordan. Jordan later makes a cameo appearance as a member of the original Justice League of America in "Sidekicks Assemble!", and is mentioned in "Darkseid Descending!" when Guy joins the Justice League International. A heroic version of Sinestro briefly appears "Deep Cover for Batman!", being held captive by the Injustice Syndicate. In this series, Hal is voiced by Loren Lester, Sinestro is voiced by Xander Berkeley, G'nort is voiced by Alexander Polinsky, and the Guardians are voiced by J. K. Simmons and Armin Shimerman. In the episode "Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth!", Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, appears as a member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA and the new Justice League International are meeting at a mixer on the Watchtower. The JSA is quickly disappointed when they learn they were not meeting the original Justice League which had broken up recently. Things get bad and both teams start fighting each other. Meanwhile, Batman is trying to stop Ra's Al Ghul from firing a fusion rocket into the sun triggering solar flares that will melt the polar ice caps and flood the planet. He sends a distress signal to the Watchtower and the two leagues stop fighting and team up to defeat Ra's. In this episode, he is voiced by Corey Burton.

Young Justice

Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Alan Scott appear in Young Justice. Jordan and Stewart appear as members of the Justice League, while Scott appears as a member of the Justice Society. Jordan and Stewart make their first appearances in the episode "Fireworks", Gardner appears in "Revelation" in a cameo to help the Justice League, and Scott appears in the episode "Humanity" in a flashback. None of them are voiced except for Stewart, who was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson in the episode "Failsafe". In the episode "Agendas", Jordan and Stewart were convenes recruitment for the Justice League new members, both Jordan and Stewart immediately dismiss Gardner from the Flash's idea. However, Gardner would be later inducted to the Justice League sometime before the third season.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Hal Jordan appears as the main character in Green Lantern: The Animated Series, voiced by Josh Keaton. Other characters include Kilowog, the Guardians of the Universe, Carol Ferris, Salaak, Sayd, Saint Walker, and Zilius Zox, among others. The main antagonists of the first arc of the show are the Red Lantern Corps, led by Atrocitus, as well as the Manhunters. Guy Gardner appears as a recurring character while John Stewart is mentioned and Alan Scott is alluded to.

Mad

Both Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner appear in Mad where they try to appeal to Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman about being called "Super Friends".

DC Super Hero Girls

Justice League Action

Hal Jordan appears in Justice League Action, with Josh Keaton reprising his role.[1]

Live-action

Guy Gardner alongside other members of the JLA, from the failed Justice League pilot.
Guy Gardner alongside other members of the JLA, from the failed Justice League pilot.

Films

Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan in the film Green Lantern
Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan in the film Green Lantern
Christopher Meloni voices Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: First Flight
Nathan Fillion voices Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Live action

Green Lantern

Main article: Green Lantern (film)

A live-action film titled Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and directed by Martin Campbell was released on June 17, 2011.[17] The film, being the character's first theatrical appearance, featured an origin story. The movie was neither well-received nor financially successful. Some of the film's most criticized aspects were the CGI elements that featured heavily.

DC Extended Universe

Main article: DC Extended Universe

Justice League (2017)

Green Lantern Yalan Gur, appears in a flashback in Justice League (2017), during the sequence which depicts Mankind, Amazonians, Atlanteans, the Olympians and the Lantern fighting Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. The Lantern conjures a giant hammer with their power ring to fight the armies of Apokolips, but is overpowered and killed by Steppenwolf. The power ring then leaves their finger and flies away to find a new worthy individual to inherit it.[18]

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

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Director Zack Snyder confirmed on Christmas 2020, that in Zack Snyder's Justice League, Green Lantern is part of his Justice League and has confirmed Hal Jordan is "at another location" in response to a fan asking if Hal is at star labs or somewhere else, confirming Jordan's existence in his universe and possibly in the film.[19] Kevin Smith confirmed in January 2019 that a scene was filmed in Principal Photography featuring a Green Lantern and Alfred at Bruce Wayne's lake house but was later reshot by Snyder with Superman. The latter version was included in the home release of Justice League as part of a deleted scene segment titled The Return of Superman.[20][21] He also confirmed Green Lanterns and the Green Lantern Corps played a significant part in Snyder's planned Justice League trilogy and presumably the then planned Green Lantern Corps film, (see below), as before September 2017, it was planned to take place in Snyder's universe and meant to tie in to Snyder's planned Justice League trilogy.[22] However, the failure of Justice League (2017) and success of Wonder Woman caused Warner Bros. to shift away from Snyder's vision.[23][24] A scrapped credits scene featuring Kilowog and Tomar-Re visiting Bruce Wayne at his lake house in night was cut in post production in 2017. All of this was to set up Justice League sequels and the then planned Green Lantern Corps movie.[25][26] Zack Snyder revealed he had planned for John Stewart to appear at the end of the film along with another Green Lantern, likely Kilowog and Tomar-Re. He said he filmed half of it back in 2016 during principal photography in London, with green lights shining on Alfred/Bruce. He intended to complete it as part of pick-ups shooting later in post-production but left the movie. When his movie got green lit, he finished shooting it with a theater actor Wayne T. Carr at Snyder's house on the driveway. The scene was later repurposed then to have both Stewart and Martian Manhunter talking to Bruce.[27][28][29][30] However, Warner Bros. did not like the idea of Snyder introducing John Stewart as they have their own ideas for him elsewhere not connected to Snyder's universe. Thus, a compromise was made and Snyder repurposed the scene to feature Martian Manhunter, revealed earlier in the film to be General Calvin Swanwick, first introduced in Man of Steel, played by Harry Lennix. He visits Bruce Wayne at his lake house which was shot in late October 2020 during additional photography for the film.[31][32] Snyder also revealed he had an early idea that an additional Lantern in that scene to be played by Ryan Reynolds, but scrapped it early on and never spoke to him about it.[33][34]

Green Lantern Corps

A rebooted adaptation of the Green Lantern titled Green Lantern Corps is in development as a part of the DC Extended Universe, intended to be the tenth installment and involve the Green Lanterns as the main protagonists.[35] The movie will reportedly feature numerous Green Lanterns, with a couple of them being from Earth as the main characters, specifically Hal Jordan and John Stewart. It was later stated that both of those characters, along with the Green Lantern Corps may appear in Justice League sequels.[36][37] In January 2017, Deadline reported that David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes were hired as co-screenwriters, with the story written by Goyer and Geoff Johns. Goyer will also produce the film with Johns and Jon Berg.[38][39] In June 2018, Geoff Johns was hired to re-write the script, in addition to producing, with Johns stating that the script will draw inspiration from his New 52 run of the character.[40] In July 2019, Christopher McQuarrie said that he had sent a proposal to Warner Bros. a year prior, which had ties to the Man of Steel sequel, but he moved onto other projects due to what he perceived as no progress on developing the film.[41] By November 2019, Johns was expected to deliver his script by the end of that year.[42] As of 2021, it seems the movie was reworked into the recently announced Green Lantern HBO Max series.[43] On April 1, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the film is in development again at Warner Bros. John Stewart will be featured in it as confirmed by Zack Snyder who said he was forced by Warner Bros. to remove his own in-universe version of the character from his movie.[27] It seems to be connected to the HBO Max series and is currently slated for a 2022–23 release.[44]

Animation

Green Lantern animated films

Character in ensemble

Video games

Fine arts

In the fine arts, and starting with the Pop Art period and on a continuing basis since the 1960s, the character has been "appropriated" by multiple visual artists and incorporated into contemporary artwork, most notably by Mel Ramos, Dulce Pinzon, Lesya Guseva, Nate Gowdy,[57] and others.[58][59][60][61]

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