Yes, Rich Johnston was right once again! DC has confirmed Bleeding Cool's speculation that its newly reintroduced character will be Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, not exactly the same superhero as seen in 2011's Green Lantern movie, who'll be one of the central characters of James Robinson's Earth Two series. Robinson has interview with up now with Comic Book Resources so click over and read it in full. Rich Johnston compiled a list of other media with articles, which I've nicked below. The Advocate interview hints at another gay character to come down the line. The Washington Post has a four page preview.
James Robinson: "With that in mind, the only
thing I was sad about in terms of a younger Justice League was that
there wasn't going to be Jade and Obsidian – Obsidian of course being
Alan Scott's gay son. And just as one idea can foster the next, from
there I went, "Why don't I just make Alan Scott gay?" And to Dan Didio's
credit, there wasn't a moments hesitation on that. He just said,
"That's a great idea," and we went with it."
The DC Comics post teases
that "a traumatic event will serve as the catalyst for him assuming his
superhero identity as The Green Lantern." No, I don't think Sam, Alan's
boyfriend, will become a "stuffed in a refrigerator" victim whose
senseless death as the catalyst. I suspect the train Sam talks about
traveling on to travel to the lodge Sam has booked as a surprise for
Alan will derail. It would dovetail into Green Lantern's original Golden
Age origin: "By 1940, after having already fulfilled the first
two-thirds of this prophecy (death when it crashed, life when it healed
the insanity of the person who found it), the flame had been fashioned
into a metal lantern, which fell into the hands of Alan Scott, a young
railroad engineer. Following a railroad bridge collapse, the flame
instructs Scott in how to fashion a ring from its metal, to give him
fantastic powers as the superhero Green Lantern." See Wikipedia.
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