Green Lantern in other media

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Adaptations of Green Lantern in other media
Created by Bill Finger
Martin Nodell
Original source Comics published by DC Comics
First appearance All-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)
The Justice League Part 1 (2017)
The Justice League Part 2 (2019)
Green Lantern Corps (2020)
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 (2011)
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.

Novels/audios[edit]

Sleepers is a trilogy created by Mike Baron and written by Christopher J. Priest. Each volume 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[edit]

Animation[edit]

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure[edit]

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[edit]

In addition, Hal Jordan's Green Lantern was an occasional supporting character in the various Super Friends incarnations: Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. Michael Rye provided the voice of the Green Lantern for these appearances.

Justice League[edit]

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

John Stewart is a member of the Justice League in the Justice League animated series. 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 (the series' version of Stewart is a former U.S. Marine, not an architect). After being berated by Katma Tui for his unimaginative use of the ring, Stewart has learned to generate complex tools (to defuse a bomb in one instance) and weapons. (He was also shown to be more creative when transformed into a child in the episode "Kids Stuff".) 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 the Lantern, although in a later episode of Justice League Unlimited, the Flash threw yellow Jell-O at him, breaking his force field. Stewart's voice is provided by Phil LaMarr.

Other DCAU appearances[edit]

Kyle Rayner in the Justice League Unlimited series
  • Kyle Rayner appeared as Green Lantern in "In Brightest Day...", an episode of Superman: The Animated Series. This incarnation appeared to be a hybrid of Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and Hal Jordan, since he was recruited by Abin Sur, and fought Jordan's old enemy Sinestro (voiced by Ted Levine). He looked more like Jordan than Rayner (although Hal Jordan's name is clearly visible, painted on the nose of an airplane at a military base). The tie-in with John Stewart is due mainly to the fact that Rayner's Green Lantern "uniform" is the uniform donned by Stewart in the comic series (this is, perhaps, after the fact, as Stewart did not resume his role as Green Lantern in the League until after he was incorporated in the JL animated series, however his costume had for some time been unique and distinctive). Rayner was later inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. Guy Gardner makes a cameo as the mugger who steals Jimmy Olsen's camera. Rayner is voiced by Michael P. Greco.
  • Rayner is briefly mentioned in one episode of Justice League and appears as one of the Green Lanterns attending Superman's funeral in "Hereafter". He later reappears after the series became Justice League Unlimited in "The Return", bearing a far greater resemblance to his comics counterpart. Rayner's appearance (where he and the Corps unsuccessfully attempted to defend Oa from Amazo) finally explains why Stewart is the Green Lantern of Earth; Rayner had been stationed on Oa all along. Will Friedle provides Rayner's voice in "The Return".
  • A character known as Green Guardsman (whose real name was Scott Mason) appears in the two-part Justice League episode "Legends", in which Stewart and several other members travel to a parallel universe. This other universe has its own superhero group, the Justice Guild of America, whose members are modeled on Golden Age versions of the Justice Society of America characters. Green Guardsman is an homage to the Golden Age Green Lantern. His power ring is unable to affect aluminum. The voice of the Green Guardsman is provided by William Katt.
  • The Justice League version of Stewart appeared in several episodes of Static Shock, both as a member of the League and in a solo appearance. Phil LaMarr reprises his Justice League role as Green Lantern, as well as providing the voice for Static.
Kai-ro as appeared in Batman Beyond.
Hal Jordan in Justice League Unlimited.
  • Hal Jordan appears briefly in the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time, Warped" in which the time-traveling villain Chronos causes the timeline to become unstable, with characters changing or disappearing as their history is altered. At one point, Stewart morphs into Jordan, who aids the other characters for several minutes before changing back into Stewart. Jordan is voiced by Adam Baldwin.
  • On the animated TV series Duck Dodgers, the episode entitled "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[edit]

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 2-part series finale, "Lost Heroes".

Batman: The Brave and the Bold[edit]

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 (clad in a Sinestro Corps uniform) briefly appears "Deep Cover for Batman!", where he is shown as one of the superheroes 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.

Young Justice[edit]

Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Alan Scott appear in the Young Justice animated series. 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 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.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series[edit]

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.

DC Super Hero Girls[edit]

Hal Jordan appears in the web series DC Super Hero Girls as a student at Super Hero High, voiced again by Josh Keaton.

Live action[edit]

Guy Gardner alongside other members of the JLA, from the failed Justice League pilot.
  • Alan Scott briefly appears in the Smallville episode "Absolute Justice" which featured the Justice Society of America. He is a superhero in the 1970s and a CEO of an unnamed broadcasting company, who was arrested for fraud by the government in a mission to take down the Justice Society of America. He, like the others, tried to take the blame for all crimes, though he and the rest were never convicted. As the law was now aware of his superhero identity, Scott retired from heroics. In 2010, Clark Kent and Chloe Sullivan find old black-and-white footage of Alan (his power ring is visible on his left hand), along with his criminal record. Very little is said about him, other than that he is the CEO of a broadcasting company, but it was confirmed that he was still alive by Stargirl and hinted at that he had children. His power ring and Lantern battery are later shown in a display case at the JSA Brownstone, as well as in his portrait in a JSA painting. Alan Scott is played by Doug Pinton. Subsequently John Stewart and the Green Lantern Corps appear in the comic book continuation of the show.
  • Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted a photo of Ferris Air with the slogan "We fly without Fear" as an easter egg of Green Lantern.[1] The series' star Stephen Amell has talked about seeing Green Lantern in the series.[2] In The Flash episode, "Rogue Air," The Flash mentions that Ferris Air shut down after one of their test pilots disappeared, referencing Hal Jordan. The fourth season of Arrow will reportedly feature nods towards Green Lantern. In the season premiere "Green Arrow," a man wearing an aviator jacket with the name "Jordan" on it appears at the bar where Oliver Queen and Amanda Waller are.[3][4]

Films[edit]

Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in Green Lantern.

Live Action[edit]

Green Lantern (2011)[edit]

Main article: Green Lantern (film)

A live-action film entitled Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and directed by Martin Campbell was released on June 17, 2011.[5] It was the character's first theatrical appearance.

DC Extended Universe[edit]

Justice League Part One & Part Two (2017, 2019)[edit]

On January, 2016, The CW aired a half-hour television special titled DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League hosted by Kevin Smith and Geoff Johns, which documented the history and the development of the DC Extended Universe through exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of the upcoming films showing as well concept arts, new footage and sneak peeks of these too, where Smith and Johns confirmated that "Green Lantern" and the "Green Lantern Corps" are going to make their first appearance in the shared universe with Justice League Part One releasing in 2017 and reappearing in Justice League Part Two releasing in 2019.

Green Lantern Corps (2020)[edit]

A live-action reboot of Green Lantern titled Green Lantern Corps has been announced to be part of the DC Extended Universe, intended as the eleventh installment, for a June 19, 2020 release date.[6] In July 2015, Tyrese Gibson said that he was in discussions with Warner Bros. to appear in the film.[7] The movie will reportedly feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart as the main characters.[8][9]

Animation[edit]

  • Hal Jordan appears as a member of the Justice League in Justice League: Doom, with Nathan Fillion reprising his role.[11]
  • Hal Jordan appears in The Lego Movie, voiced by Jonah Hill. The film marks Green Lantern's second theatrical appearance.

Video games[edit]

  • The "Emerald Twilight" storyline was to be adapted into a video game for the Super Nintendo by game developer Ocean Software. The game would have allowed players to assume the role of Kyle Rayner and take on the threat of Hal Jordan as Parallax. The game was cancelled.[13]
  • John Stewart appears as a playable character in Justice League Heroes. Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner are featured as unlockable characters.
  • Hal Jordan appears as a playable character in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe game.[14] His special moves include a fist-shaped projectile, hammer constructs to smash foes, a large hand that slams foes to the ground, and a brick wall shield that absorbs projectiles. His heroic brutalities involve encasing the opponent in a force bubble and then rapidly contracting it, and crushing the opponent between two large hammers. In the game's trailer, Green Lantern is seen being beaten by Sonya Blade using martial arts and super strength before Captain Marvel saves him, and is seen defending a weakened Superman from Liu Kang (his counterpart from the Mortal Kombat Universe) in the Fortress of Solitude. Later, Sonya fights Green Lantern again and Green Lantern defeats Sonya Blade. He is also seen speaking with the Guardians of the Universe and being confronted by Lex Luthor, who is consumed by the "combat rage" and asserts that he deserves to have Hal's power ring.
  • Guy Gardner appears as a playable character in the Wii version of the Batman: The Brave and the Bold video game,[15] with Hal Jordan being playable in the DS version. Arisia Rrab and Kilowog make appearances as well.[16] Also, a statue of Alan Scott can be seen in the Gotham City level of the Wii version.
  • Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and Kilowog appear in DC Universe Online. John Stewart fights alongside the heroes against Sinestro and the Sinestro Corps, Hal Jordan and Green Arrow fight alongside the heroes against Eclipso and an out-of-control Spectre, Kilowog is the target of a bounty mission for villains and Kyle Rayner is a boss in the Coast City instance along with Amon Sur and Atrocitus. The player also helps Hal Jordan and Kilowog, along with other unnamed Green Lanterns in the Star Labs instance, which also includes Sinestro and Arkillo. The newest Downloaded Content for higher-level players is War of the Light, which has several Green Lantern characters on the planet Mogo, as well as missions to Oa, Ranx, and Zaramon.
  • Hal Jordan appears as a playable character in the fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, as both a Green Lantern and a Yellow Lantern. Yellow Lantern Hal Jordan is from a parallel Earth and fights for Superman's Regime, after becoming a member of the Sinestro Corps. Green Lantern Hal Jordan defeats both his counterpart and Sinestro on occasion and in the end they are forced to stand down when the heroic Superman defeats his villainous counterpart and his regime. Yellow Lantern and Sinestro are taken to Oa by Green Lantern to stand trial for their crimes. John Stewart is also featured as a downloadable alternate skin for the character.
  • Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Kilowog and Duck Dodgers appear as playable characters in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
  • Hal Jordan and two parallel Earth versions of him appear as playable characters in the multiplayer battle arena game Infinite Crisis.

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