Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be directly linked to Green Lantern by a tantalising easter egg, which was actually teased in 2013’s Man of Steel.
This link comes courtesy of the return of Major Carrie Farris, who was played by Christina Wren in Man Of Steel. Wren is reprising the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
However, if Zack Snyder and the creative team behind DC’s burgeoning Cinematic Universe follow the comic book character’s path, she will be back for many more adventures too.
That’s because in the comics, Carrie Farris is also the Green Lantern’s girlfriend, and she even blossoms into her very own superhero in the shape of Star Sapphire. Okay, in the comics, she is called Carol Ferris, but that’s a bit too much of a coincidence to be dismissed.
As the Inquisitr recently reported, Wren spoke to Pittsburgh Magazine about her role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, she also made sure to state that nothing had been agreed about her future with the franchise yet, and at the moment, this is just pure speculation.
“My character’s name is Carrie Farris; there’s a character named Carol [Ferris] who’s the Green Lantern’s girlfriend and turns into this superhero, Star Sapphire,” Wren explained. “But I have no idea if that’s the plan; they’re not even slated to do a ‘Green Lantern’ film for several years.”
Wren is certainly right about the Green Lantern film. At the moment, Green Lantern is scheduled for released in 2020. Before then, we’ve got the likes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League Part One, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Part Two, and Cyborg to look forward to first.
But there’s every chance that Zack Snyder and his creative team have already started sowing the cinematic seeds for the franchise to develop.
In the comic books, Carol Ferris, who was played by Blake Lively in the failed 2011 Green Lantern adaptation, works as both a pilot and businesswoman, before she inherits the family business, Ferris Air, after her father decides to retire. She then hires Hal Jordan, her childhood friend and occasional boyfriend, as a test pilot. Jordan later turns into Green Lantern, while Ferris goes on to become possessed by a Star Sapphire gem and blossoms into a villain.
Will that happen with Carrie Farris over the next few films? We’ll just have to wait and see. After all, this could just be a little easter egg that means nothing and has only been added to please comic book fans.
Other expected cameos in Batman v. Superman will come from Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, and Ezra Miller’s The Flash.
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