Unless they’re going to make Ryan Reynolds‘ Green Lantern gay in the next movie and have him make out with…oh, I don’t know. Who’s the male version of Blake Lively? Armie Hammer? Okay, yeah, if they made Green Lantern makes out with Armie Hammer in next movie, then maybe the earth will spiral out into the Milky Way. As for now…good luck picking up the pieces of your shatter world, select group of nerds! Said Earth 2 writer James Robinson, who suggested the superhero’s orientation change as part of DC’s universe-wise reboot:
“The original version of Alan Scott was an older man, and he had a superpowered son, Obsidian, who was gay. The fact that Scott was young now [thanks to a universe-wide reboot] meant Obsidian no longer existed. I thought it was a shame that DC was losing such a positive gay character. I said, ‘Why not make Alan Scott gay?’ To Dan DiDio’s credit, when I suggested it to him, there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation.”
You mean he didn’t immediately throw his computer on the ground and quit and set fire to the building? No, I kid. Big ups to Dan DiDio and James Robinson and everyone else who recognized that gay people, just like straight people, can save the earth from lanterns. Or whatever all he does; I only read comics that come wrapped around gum.