Could Hal Jordan Be Appearing In ‘Batman V Superman’?

On March 25, The DC Cinematic Universe is set to take a giant leap forward with the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will all play significant roles in the film. We now know that we will also get a glimpse at Aquaman (Jason Moma), Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). However, one member of the Justice League is missing. We still don’t know who’s playing Green Lantern. Well, we might have our answer.

Let me introduce you to Dan Amboyer who some may know as Thad from the tv show Younger. He is cast in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice but is listed as “Drone Pilot” (odd don’t you think). The only pilot of significance that I’m aware in the DC universe is Hal Jordan. Check out this photo from  Dan Amboyer’s Instagram account. He took it while filming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. I went ahead and placed it next to a picture of Hal Jordan.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Looks very similar to me. Plus we have this interview that Dan did with the website PopSugar that certainly opened my eyes.

POPSUGAR: So, let’s talk about Batman v Superman.

Dan Amboyer: Oh, gosh. OK.

PS: I don’t know how much you can give away about this, but what kind of scenes did you film?

DA: Um, I don’t know what I can say that’s not spoilery. So, let’s just say, I filmed good ones.

PS: Were you a fan of comics growing up?

DA: That was more my brother’s thing. I had an appreciation from the outside, but I never got deep into it. But I’ve become more interested in it and it’s strange because I have started to audition for more of that stuff. I auditioned to play Superman in Man of Steel originally and I auditioned for The Flash. I’ve constantly been coming back to these characters.

PS: There are a lot of superhero cameos in this movie, from Doomsday to Wonder Woman; do you know if there’s going to be any other superheroes?

DA: It’s hard for me to keep up with what’s officially been announced, but yes, there are some other possibilities.

PS: Now, there’s been a lot of speculation, but are you able to tell me more about your character?

DA: I can’t. They told me I couldn’t say anything.

PS: Hasn’t a name been released though?

DA: Oh, yes. It does appear, but it’s kind of an undercover thing. The name appears on me at one point.

PS: Well, I was going to ask what’s your favorite color, but maybe I shouldn’t go there.

DA: No? Blue. Definitely blue, but I appreciate nature as well and everything green.

Doesn’t it strike you as weird that someone who’s cast as “Drone Pilot” can’t talk about his role? Besides does a drone even need a “pilot”?I’ve heard of drone operators, but the term pilot seems way out of place.  If that wasn’t enough evidence, then let me reintroduce you to actress Christina Wren.

Christina Wren plays Major Carrie Farris both in Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of JusticeWhy should you care about this casting? Carrie Farris is strikingly similar to Carol Farris, who’s best known as Hal Jordan’s love interest and turns into the superhero, Star Sapphire. Why would you cast that character if you weren’t planning on introducing her boyfriend?

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

The producer Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Charles Roven when asked about Green Lantern had this to say.

“Green Lantern would probably make his debut in Justice League: Part Two. Assuming plans don’t change, that is. “Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out. So there’s the possibility that he may or may not be in Justice League 2,” he said. “For now, we felt that we were introducing enough characters that the best possible place we could put Green Lantern is some introduction in Justice League 2, or barring that, a movie after.”

Notice how the producer is careful to mention Green Lantern and not once mentions the name Hal Jordan. We certainly could see a scenario where Hal Jordan is introduced in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and is part of the buildup that leads to the Green Lantern Corps film in 2020.

What do you think?



Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.