The Villain: Created by the last Guardian Ganthet, Duality is made up of two warriors squashed into one. One half is a beefy, barbaric, sword-wielding alien; the other is robotic with its very own energy blaster.
Duality was created in order to test new Lantern Kyle Rayner’s ability to cope with his new power ring.
Coolest Quality: Duality is a genius combination of old school and hi-tech, boasting the best of both worlds – on the one hand (literally) he has muscle and a sword, while the other has a jet engine and an energy gun.
Likelihood Of Appearing: He’d be a fun addition for a training segment, with Jordan honing his abilities while up against the giant nemesis. That’s if they have the budget for such a glorified cameo.
Perfect Casting: Bruce Campbell (under a lot of prosthetics)
The Villain: A devious sorcerer, Myrwhydden ruled a whole planet using his enchantments, until alien Lantern Abin Sur got whiff of it. Gagging him so that he can’t cast any spells, Abin Sur shrinks Myrwhydden down and imprisons him in his power ring.
When Abin Sur dies, Myrwhydden takes on the current possessor of his ring, Hal Jordan. Jordan enters the ring to do battle with the impish sorcerer, and eventually outsmarts him.
Coolest Quality: Myrwhydden is only able to cast spells by coming up with fancy rhymes.
Likelihood Of Appearing: Pretty slim, he’s sort of a daft little guy, isn’t he?
Perfect Casting: Christopher Lloyd (shrunk down, of course)
The Villain: Originally known as William Hand, this villain grew up obsessed with dead bodies thanks to being raised at the family’s mortuary.
He’s stalked by necromancer Atrocitus, who senses in William the ‘power of the black’, a strange new force that he wants to use to gain revenge on the Guardians.
Hal Jordan and Sinestro intervene when Atrocitus attempts to kill William with a cosmic divining rod. But now Hand is hearing a voice that urges him to do evil things, and he kills using the rod before branding himself Black Hand.
Coolest Quality: Thanks to alien gremlins, Hand can absorb the life force of people near him to repair his wounds. His cosmic rod is also able to manipulate Lantern power rings.
Likelihood Of Appearing: Hand’s a creepy, multi-faceted character with an interesting origins story and cool abilities. In short, he’d make for a great screen villain.
Perfect Casting: Vincent Cassel
The Villain: Evil Star is a scientist living on the planet Aoran who draws energy from the stars in order to cheat death. Inventing the starband, he uses the device to prolong his life, but the power turns him evil.
His reliance on the belt leads to the destruction of his fellow Aorans, and Evil Star scours the galaxy for new worlds to annihilate – meaning he’s frequently up against the Lantern Corps.
Coolest Quality: Evil Star has his own minions, the Starlings, who he controls completely and are miniature versions of him.
Likelihood Of Appearing: It depends on how intergalactic the minds behind the Lantern movie(s) want to take their stories. The whole concept is already pretty out there, so Lantern 2 ’s villain will probably be Earth-centric in order to anchor the story. That said, Evil Star could easily be relocated to our planet.
Perfect Casting: Brad Dourif
The Villain: A test subject in the US Government’s 1960s Project Atom, murderous psychopath Sgt Clifford Zmeck is destroyed during a test in which he’s surrounded by strange alien alloy before a hydrogen bomb is dropped on him.
In reality, Zmeck hasn’t been destroyed – the explosion merely catapulted him through time, and he emerges in our time with his body fused with the alien alloy, making him superhuman.
Coolest Quality: Major Force is invulnerable thanks to the metal coating his body, and he’s able to use black matter as an assault weapon.
Likelihood Of Appearing: Another one who feels more like a ‘B villain’, Major Force would make for an intimidating henchman, which means he’s probably pretty high up on the list.
Perfect Casting: Benicio Del Toro
The Villain: The sole survivor of the planet Xanshi, Yrra Cynril’s homeworld was accidentally destroyed by Lantern John Stewart.
Having survived thanks to being off-world trained, Cynril gives herself over to revenge, takes on the name Fatality, trains to become a deadly warrior and hunts down and kills Green Lanterns.
Coolest Quality: Fatality has a pair of jet boots, and uses a cool energy staff as her primary weapon of choice.
Likelihood Of Appearing: The idea of a villainess slaughtering Lanterns is a neat one, and the moral dilemma of Fatality looking for vengeance would be fun to play out, with Hal split in his loyalties. And if they can get Zoe Saldana for the role, this would be a very enticing prospect.
Perfect Casting: Zoe Saldana
The Villain: Experimented on by the Controllers, Seattle native Martyn Van Wyck was kidnapped by the alien race who attempts to create superhumans in order to use them as protectors.
But when he’s returned to Earth, Wyck discovers he has power over fire, which he can use to create all manner of deadly conjurations – like flaming tigers, for example. He becomes obsessed with causing destruction for fun, attracting the attention of the Lanterns.
Coolest Quality: Effigy’s fiery constructs include battle armour and various creatures. He can also fire torrents of flame as a defence mechanism.
Likelihood Of Appearing: We all like a villain who just likes to watch the world burn, and Effigy’s one of those forces of nature who could prove a challenge for Jordan simply because he’s just a bit of a nutter.
Perfect Casting: Alexander Skarsgård
The Villain: Bitter son of alien Lantern Abin Sur, Amon is hurt that his father abandoned his family and his planet, died on Earth and gave his ring to a human man.
Determined to live up to his father’s legacy (without the use of a power ring), Amon joins forces with an intergalactic group of criminals called the Black Circle Syndicate.
Coolest Quality: Being of Ungaran physiology, Amon can regenerate all of his limbs, as well as his head. Which surely comes in handy on the battlefield.
Likelihood Of Appearing: Amon seems more like a Lantern 3 villain than a first sequel nemesis – if only because his appearance in a trilogy-closing third Lantern movie would dovetail nicely with the first film.
Perfect Casting: Tim Roth