Zack Snyder’s Justice League may have clocked in at over 4 hours, but it still didn’t include everything.
One major member of the Justice League that was missing in both Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder's cuts was Green Lantern. Glimpses of other Green Lanterns appeared in Snyder's cut including Kilowag and Yalan Gur, but notable characters like John Stewart and Hal Jordan were noticeably omitted from the final product.
Snyder had originally intended for Green Lantern to appear in his film. The director even went as far as to shoot scenes featuring actor Wayne T. Carr as Green Lantern in his driveway, but the scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
GREEN LANTERN'S SNYDER CUT LOOK REVEALED
At a screening of his new movie Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder revealed an image of Wayne T. Carr in costume as the Green Lantern in Justice League.
Snyder showed the image to the audience on his phone during a Q&A portion of the screening, after a fan asked if it would be possible to release a clip from the Green Lantern scene.
Zack Snyder showed a photo of @WayneTCarr as Green Lantern at the #ArmyOfTheDead Q&A screening tonight at Cinemark Playa Vista pic.twitter.com/HCW4Pnr6bk
The scene was intended to be used in Zack Snyder's Justice League where Carr would have played John Stewart, but the scene was unfortunately cut by Warner Bros.
Here’s the video context... (At first I thought, Zack’s not really gonna show it... (keep recording, keep recording!)) 😆✳️ #GreenLantern https://t.co/O5RX9avOWc pic.twitter.com/49YweYhPct
Wayne T. Carr responded to the debut of his live-action look with an iconic line from the Green Lantern oath, saying "In brightest day! @Zack Snyder you rock!"
THERE'S A NEW CGI GREEN LANTERN SUIT ON THE BLOCK
This grainy phone image is possibly the closest fans will get to John Stewart's debut in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Like Green Lanterns before him, Carr wore a mo-cap outfit during filming so that his superhero suit could be created with visual effects.
Interestingly, it seems the VFX for this scene were actually fully completed prior to it being cut. The image shows Carr in Green Lantern's suit complete with a glowing insignia and ring, looking strikingly similar to his comic counterpart.
It looks like Snyder had completed his vision for Green Lantern in the film, but Warner Bros. came in with a last-minute veto to cut the character out. The reasoning behind this decision is unclear, but it could have something to do with the upcoming Green Lantern TV series the studio is developing for HBO Max.
That being said, if Snyder's Green Lantern scene is indeed complete, maybe there's hope for it to be released in full one day.