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Last time around, we left off with Warner Bros. doing what it could to overhaul the DC Extended Universe (Dceu). Today, we'll explore how some of the changes that were made could lead to an era of unbridled prosperity for the Dceu.
A New Sheriff In Town
Following the release of Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. was left in a uniquely fascinating position. During the lead-up to that film they had effectively changed the guard up top, in terms of who was calling the shots. Prior to promoting DC Comics guru Geoff Johns to Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, the franchise didn't necessarily have a centralized brain. Unlike their chief rival, Marvel Studios, which has one man that everyone has to answer to (Kevin Feige »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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Last week, we left off with the arrival of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The film that began its first real rounds in the cinematic pop culture lexicon way back in 2002, and which gave birth to Batman Begins and Superman Returns– despite the fact neither of those films ended up factoring into the final evolution of the project- finally arrived on March 25, 2016.
Entertainment Weekly #664, back on July 26, 2002 when the project was first being buzzed about.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Common’s recent trip to the DC Extended Universe apparently hasn’t put him off from returning to it. The rapper-actor played Monster T (who was possibly the comics’ Tattooed Man) in Suicide Squad, where he got up close and personal with Jared Leto’s Joker. And he tells IGN that he’d love to join the Green Lantern Corps movie that was announced in July 2015.
The new adaptation will feature both Hal Jordan and John Stewart, and is being written by David Goyer and Justin Rhodes. Warner Bros. recently described it as “Lethal Weapon in space,” which was probably one of the better ideas bandied about for it. Common is now lobbying for the role of Stewart, because he really digs how “community-driven” the character is.
“He used his mind to do a lot of things so I connected with him. I just love the character, but I ...
- Danette Chavez
While doing interview rounds for the quickly approaching John Wick: Chapter 2, IGN asked rapper Common if he was still intrigued by potentially playing the role of John Stewart in Green Lantern Corps, despite his minor role in last year’s Suicide Squad.
“I haven’t spoken to DC,” said Common. “John Stewart, the character, is amazing. When I had the opportunity of potentially being John Stewart, when we were working, I learned how he was part of the Green Lantern Corps and all that he was doing. He was kind of community-driven so I felt like, ‘Oh, man, I love this character.’ He used his mind to do a lot of things so I connected with him. I just love the character, but I don’t know, I haven’t talked to DC about it but, you know, hey! Yeah, I would love [to]. That would be an honor to play John Stewart. »
- Robert Kojder
With the Dceu's Green Lantern Corps. film receiving a new round of mainstream attention thanks to January's hire of David Goyer & Justin Rhodes as screenwriters, Common was asked about playing John Stewart in the film, which was described as "Lethal Weapon in space." If you recall, Common was previously set to play John Stewart in 2009's Justice League Mortal. With that in mind and the fact that Common already had a role in the Dceu as Monster T. in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, has the Selma actor lost interest? "No, I haven't spoken to DC. John Stewart, the character, is amazing. When I had the opportunity of potentially being John Stewart, when we were working, I learned how he was part of the Green Lantern Corps and all that he was doing. He was kind of community-driven so I felt like, 'Oh, man, I love this character.' He »
In yet another shake-up for the DC Extended Universe’s The Flash film, Variety is reporting Warner Bros. has hired King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold to do a page-one rewrite of the film. This means WB and DC Entertainment will no longer use the script penned previously by Seth Grahame-Smith and former director Rick Famuyiwa.
The Flash faced a delay after Famuyiwa left the project over what was reported to be ‘creative differences’. Ezra Miller’s schedule was also a factor as he’ll be very busy soon with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, giving WB a bit of extra time to find a new director and polish the script.
While this adds a new wrinkle to the film, its not necessarily a bad thing as WB and DC attempt to line the film up with their new vision now that Geoff Johns and »
- Ricky Church
Up until a few weeks ago, it seemed that Warner Bros. had all but forgotten about poor old Green Lantern Corps. Though nearly all their other DC Extended Universe films had been receiving extensive coverage lately, the 2020 flick was flying well below the radar, with some fans even questioning if the studio still planned on moving ahead with it.
Then, the silence broke. First we heard that David Goyer and Justin Rhodes had been hired to pen the script – which, admittedly, was met with some backlash. The next move the studio made, however, generated far more excitement. That’s because a shortlist found its way online that while unconfirmed, offered up some very exciting names for the role of Hal Jordan.
- Mark Cassidy
Quite a few big names are being tossed around for the role of Hal Jordan in Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern Corps, with a rumoured shortlist surfacing last week which included Armie Hammer, Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Joel McHale, James Marsden and even Ryan Reynolds.
However, at the Sundance Film Festival, The Wrap spoke to Armie Hammer, who bluntly denied any talks by saying “I saw the reporting too. That’s the first I’ve heard of it”.
Keep in mind, it is always possible that he is intentionally denying the rumors to keep up the potential casting as a surprise to the fans. It certainly wouldn’t be an uncommon gesture in this situation.
Green Lantern Corps is slated for release in 2020, with David S. Goyer writing and producing. However, there have been rumours that a member of Corps will feature in Justice League, which opens in November. »
- Robert Kojder
For a while now, Warner Bros. has kept suspiciously quiet about Green Lantern Corps. Perhaps it’s because their first attempt to bring the property to the big screen – 2011’s Green Lantern – was a bit of a disaster. Or, maybe it’s because the film is still so far off (2020) and the studio has been focused on projects like Wonder Woman and Justice League for the last little while. Either way, it seems that WB is finally ready to start kicking things into gear now.
A few weeks back, we heard that the movie had picked up two writers in the form of David Goyer and Justin Rhodes. That didn’t sit terribly well with fans, but then came a reported shortlist of who Warner Bros. were eyeing for the role of Hal Jordan. Boasting names like Armie Hammer, Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds and more, it caused quite a stir »
- Mark Cassidy
There were rumors way back in 2015 of there being a Green Lantern reboot in the works. In much more recent news it was confirmed last week that David Goyer and Justin Rhodes were brought on as writers for a Green Lantern Corps film. Deadline even reported that Hal Jordan and John Stewart would be the top ring-bearing duos in the "Lethal Weapon in space" premise that's been rumored. With all of this news for Green Lantern fans we had to ask ourselves, who could play John Stewart and what would they look like? How about Mahershala Ali from Marvel/Netflix' Luke Cage? He was great as Cottonmouth, and has some chops, but what would he look like as the Green Lantern / John Steart? Luckily we have Hamza Javed (hjaved.art) to answer that last question for us in this exclusive piece of fan-art! Hamza actually created two versions of the artwork, »
Rumors abound that the list of people Warner Bros wants to play Green Lantern in their cinematic DC universe is down to six people. Come inside to check out who it might be!
Multiple sources are claiming that the new Green Lantern Corps movie is closer to picking an actor to play Hal Jordan. Last week they had settled on David Goyer and Justin Rhodes to pen the script and announcing that the movie would be using Green Lantern’s Hal Jordan and John Stewart, who Deadline felt the need to remind us is African-American. Well now a list saying Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Joel McHale, Armie Hammer, Tom Cruise, and Ryan Reynolds. And while this is very early in the planning allow me a moment to give my opinion on each of these actors. The following views are not representative of Cinelinx.com and are Jason The X’s alone. »
- email@example.com (Jason The X)
According to The Wrap, DC Entertainment are looking at six big actors to potentially fill the role of Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in the planned Green Lantern Corps movie, which David Goyer and Justin Rhodes are writing for a 2020 release.
Those actors are: Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Yes, they’re aiming high, but no talks have been entered into with any actor as yet. This is pure rumour.
Ryan Reynolds last played the character of Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in Martin Campbell’s 2011 movie. He’s now busy with the Deadpool series, so a return to the role is doubtful, but stranger things have happened.
- Paul Heath
Warner Bros. is continuing to be very bullish about their plans for the DC Extended Universe. Despite the very mixed response to both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the studio is continuing to press ahead with their slate and even expand it, in some regards. They are officially moving ahead with Green Lantern Corps. and it looks like the casting process is underway. Shockingly, it looks like Ryan Reynolds is in the mix.
The Wrap recently published a report that claims to show the actors Warner Bros. and DC are looking at for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps. The list is definitely interesting, as it includes Bradley Cooper, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel McHale, Tom Cruise and yes, Ryan Reynolds. Not only is Ryan Reynolds tied up with Deadpool right now, but he played Hal Jordan in the 2011 Green Lantern movie, which was a box office disaster, »
It seems that the wheels are finally turning behind the scenes for Warner Brothers’ upcoming Green Lantern Corps. film. Just last week, news broke that David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) and Justin Rhodes would pen the script, and now we have a potential actor shortlist for Hal Jordan courtesy of The Wrap.
That’s right, TheWrap’s sources claim that Warner Bros. is still considering bringing Reynolds back to the role he made infamous in 2011’s critically panned Green Lantern, thanks to how “his superhero stock soared last year” when he starred in Deadpool. Considering he’s confirmed to play the Merc with the Mouth for the foreseeable future, and his own, very public complaints about playing Hal Jordan in the past, »
- James Garcia
The Wrap is reporting today that Warner Bros. is eyeing Ryan Reynolds, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper and more for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps. The full shortlist is said to consist of the aforementioned three actors along with Armie Hammer, Joel McHale and Jake Gyllenhaal. No word yet on who the frontrunners are, but this is definitely exciting news, especially as Reynolds may get another shot at playing the character after the doomed 2011 film.
Out of all the actors mentioned here, however, he’s also probably the least likely to be cast. With his commitments to Deadpool over at Fox, we can’t see him having the time to juggle another superhero franchise. The same goes for Bradley Cooper, too, what with his role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films no doubt eating up a lot of his upcoming schedule – especially with word on »
- Mark Cassidy
Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Fridays here at Lrm, where two real-life best friends put their heads together and pretend to be studio execs as they try to cast and hire other pertinent talent for upcoming geek properties.
This week, we turn our attention towards Green Lantern Corps, since there were recent developments on that front recently. The film recently snagged David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Justin Rhodes (Grassroots) to write the script, with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns producing and overseeing the project. There's also been talk that it'll have a sort of Lethal Weapon vibe to it, and that it'll sort of base itself off of the Sinestro Corps Wars.
Naturally, this news got all of us here at Lrm talking, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
After returning to the A-List thanks to Deadpool, could Ryan Reynolds return to the role of Hal Jordan in 2020's Green Lantern Corps? According to The Wrap, he's one of six actors being considered and Warner Bros. is said to be considering bringing him back. However, the site points out that he's not in talks as of yet and neither are any of the other stars said to currently be on the studio's shortlist. Other names being considered include Tom Cruise (The Mummy), Joel McHale (Community), Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw). Casting is in the early stages, but with David Goyer and Justin Rhodes writing the screenplay, it makes sense that the studio is considering some actors for the role. Still, take this with a pinch of salt for now! This isn't the most reliable source, and this reads more »
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- Oli Davis
On the heels of the launch of Im Global Television’s new unscripted division headed by Phil Gurin, and the signing of a two-year first-look deal with David Goyer, the company continues its expansion with two key new hires. Betty Chen has joined the company as Svp of Business Affairs of International Distribution and Co-Productions and Tyler Massey has been hired as Vice President of International Distribution and Co-Productions. Following the recent investment into Im… »
It is quite possible that the most exciting thing the Dceu fans have to look forward to is the announced Green Lantern Corps movie. Honestly, it may be the best thing after I am sure we all will take a huge dump on Justice League, The Flash, The Batman, Cyborg (unlikely it will ever happen) and gees what else is there? Oh Ya, Wonder Woman -- and this may be the exception, as we learned that Ares will be the villain, and I think that alone may make this film decent'ish. Ok, I get it, I am being a fanboy here, but I still have high hopes for 2020+ as David Goyer is co-writing Glc with Geoff Johns behind the wheel, and already one notable actor is clamoring for the John Stewart role.
- Drew Carlton
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