DC hasn’t exactly embraced the Marvel model of sticking two post-credits scenes at the end of their movies before now, but Justice League bucked the trend and did just that. The first was a brief but very fun sequence which saw the Flash and Superman challenge each other to a race. The second was much meatier, though, featuring a set-up for an Injustice League headed by Lex Luthor and Deathstroke.
At an earlier stage of production, however, Justice League’s post-credits scene paved the way for another upcoming movie: Green Lantern Corps, set to arrive in 2020. This juicy piece of info comes from Reddit user LND_Film, a visual effects artist who worked on Wonder Woman and has several friends who were involved with JL. According to them, here’s what the scene originally showed.
“The original after credit scene that was shot in principal photography was Bruce being woken in the night in his lake house by a green light and being visited by Tomar Re and Kilowog. It was cut fairly early on during post.”
Though we’re happy with the post-credits scenes we got, it’s a shame that this one didn’t make it into the final cut. Fans have been keeping their fingers crossed for months now for a familiar Green Lantern to turn up in Justice League. There were also several rumours about it, too, which no doubt sprung from this scene. Two nondescript alien Lanterns did appear briefly in the film, in a flashback to Steppenwolf’s last attack on Earth, but this would have been a much bigger deal.
The bird-like Tomar-Re and the hulking Kilowog are two of the most prominent alien Green Lanterns from the comics and DC fans will already know them from their appearances in the 2011 movie starring Ryan Reynolds. It’s likely that their cameo in Justice League would have set up their interest in recruiting a human Green Lantern, no doubt inspired by Earth managing to protect itself from Steppenwolf. This would have been a nice reminder that Hal Jordan and John Stewart are on the way.
All we can do now is hope that the scene is reinserted in any upcoming extended edition of Justice League that WB may have planned. Hopefully the noise fans are making about how much they want one will push the studio to pull something together.