New concept art shows off a character cut from Martin Campbell's 2011 Green Lantern movie. Starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, the movie was famously divisive among fandom and ultimately a critical and commercial flop for Warner Bros.
Campbell's movie focussed on Reynolds' Jordan as he embraced the power of the Green Lantern and took over from Temuera Morrison's Abin Sur. The movie included background on Abin Sur and how he banished a villainous power known as the Parallax to the Lost Sector.
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Here’s some more #greenlantern work. This character was cut from the film. She was a fallen Green Lantern that had become infected by Parallax. If I remember correctly Parallax was going to take over her body and attack Abin Sur, delivering the mortal wound that would eventually kill him and free up the ring for Hal Jordan. #haljordan #abinsur #greenlanternmovie #dc #conceptart #creaturedesign
Concept artist Jerad S. Marantz shared an image of an alien creature on his Instagram, confirming it would have been a fallen Lantern who had been possessed by Parallax. Writing on his post, Marantz explained: "This character was cut from the film. She was a fallen Green Lantern that had become infected by Parallax. If I remember correctly Parallax was going to take over her body and attack Abin Sur, delivering the mortal wound that would eventually kill him and free up the ring for Hal Jordan."
Instead, Abin Sur was killed at the start of the movie after being attacked by the escaped Parallax. While the female Lantern didn't make the final cut, fans might remember how a piece of the Parallax remained with Abin Sur and possessed Peter Sarsgaard's Hector Hammond.
Although adding another layer to the Parallax story to include the female alien might've been interesting, fans will never know what the alien would've looked like in Green Lantern. One of the movie's many criticisms was the poor quality CGI, so it's unclear how a Campbell would've pulled this character off.
Although Green Lantern included a mid-credits scene of Sinestro being corrupted by the yellow power ring of fear, the poor reception led to a planned sequel being scrapped. Just two years later, Zack Snyder kick-started the DC Extended Universe with Man of Steel.
As it stands, the Lanterns are supposed to be incorporated into Green Lantern Corps. With Snyder out, no cast and no director attached to the project, fans are waiting to find out where the franchise goes next.