Hoooly shit, this needs to happen. Apparently, right before the DC New 52 relaunch, there was a pitch made to incorporate Transformers into the larger DC universe, including pulling Optimus Prime into the Green Lantern corps. But when the New 52 came around, the project was sidelined. MAKE THIS HAPPEN GOD DAMMIT.
So I think that when we announced the lead-up to DC’s announcement they would be outing an “established character”, I don’t think anyone here guessed Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. I think a couple people guessed Hal Jordan and John Stewart, but not Scott. Yup, it’s Alan Scott.
Cartoon Network debuted several minutes of footage from the upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series at San Diego Comic-Con International this past summer, which briefly introduced Hal Jordan, Kilowog, their space ship The Interceptor’s artificial intelligence Aya and a host of Red Lanterns as the groups clashed on the frontier of The Guardian’s established space sectors.
In another summer filled with big budget superhero films, Green Lantern was probably the one that piqued my interest a little more than others. I never had any notions that it would be the best superhero film of the summer, and it isn’t, but it’s still something a bit different than most superhero flicks and it’s a lot of fun. I set my standards about midway, and it was everything I expected to be— a fun, intergalactic ass-kicking romp that has some dull moments and some really exciting moments and some great character effects.