Zack Snyder's Justice League almost featured an appearance from John Stewart's Green Lantern, but plans were scrapped by Warner Bros. The DC hero was supposed to be portrayed by Wayne T. Carr, with Snyder confirming that he had already shot scenes with the actor before being asked to remove them from the Justice League movie.
In the original draft, Snyder planned to utilize Green Lantern at the tail-end of the movie, with the hero warning Bruce Wayne about an impending threat. In the actual movie, this role was given to the Martian Manhunter instead.
Green Lantern's absence in the movie didn't stop Snyder from sharing a low-resolution look at Carr's costume as the ring-bearing hero. Now, an updated look at that aforementioned image has been released.
A Special Look at Green Lantern
Wayne T. Carr, the actor who was supposed to play John Stewart in Justice League, shared a high definition image of him in costume as Green Lantern.
This is in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max.
Ray Fisher, who portrayed Cyborg in the film, shared his reaction to the HD image by tweeting exploding head emoji, alongside a #RestoreTheSnyderverse hashtag.
Examining Green Lantern's DCEU Future
At this point, it is unknown if Wayne T. Carr will return as Green Lantern for the DCEU, especially now that The Flash is rumored to "erase" the events of the Snyderverse. However, many would agree that a fresh start for Carr could be the best route to go.
Carr previously mentioned that he was admittedly disappointed to not be in the movie but has been happily overwhelmed with the love he's received from fans.
The image also features a much more detailed look at Stewart's Green Lantern costume alongside the ring's comic-accurate design. This latest HD image of Carr should serve as a fitting celebration of his unseen portrayal.
While John Stewart has an uncertain future in the DCEU, things are looking up for the Green Lanterns as it was confirmed that an HBO Max series is in development that will focus on several iterations of the ring-based heroes.
Zack Snyder's Justice League is streaming on HBO Max.