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Author: Zehra Phelan
Warner Bros. could very well be stepping up the pace with the DC universe in a bid to try and catch-up with Marvel’s dominance of the big screen with a possible fast-tracking of Green Lantern Corps to be released next year alongside James Wan’s Aquaman.
With currently five DC projects under their wing for their next potential release, Green Lantern Corps is looking to pip the rest to the post with screenwriter David Goyer, currently tipped to take the helm on Suicide Squad 2, taking up its director’s chair according to The Tracking Board.
Jeff Sneider told Meet The Movie Press
“I’m hearing David Goyer could very well wind up directing Green Lantern Corps himself. When you look at screenwriters that are taking the plunge and directing these movies themselves, we saw rumours last month that Simon Kinberg was going to direct the next X-Men movie. »
- Zehra Phelan
Back in January it was revealed that David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) had signed on to produce Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern Corps, as well as co-writing the script with Justin Rhodes (Grassroots, Contract Killers).
Well, if Jeff Sneider on Meet the Movie Press is to be believed, Goyer “could very well wind up directing Green Lantern Corps himself.” The report follows Sneider’s claims that The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra is also in contention to direct another DC Films project, Suicide Squad 2.
In addition to his extensive comic book movie screenwriting experience, Goyer has directed Blade: Trinity, along with episodes of Da Vinci’s Demons and Flashforward.
Green Lantern Corps has been described as ‘Lethal Weapon in space’, and will focus on John Stewart’s Green Lantern training under Hal Jordan. It is slated for release in 2020, although there has been rumours that »
- Gary Collinson
When Warner Bros. initially announced planned release dates for their DC Extended Universe, one title was noticeably absent, a Green Lantern film. Aside from rumors, Green Lantern is absent from all Justice League materials thus far, seeming to indicate that WB is looking to put off Green Lantern as long as possible following the sub-par 2011 film. Yet, earlier this year WB announced Green Lantern Corps would be written by Davis Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel, Batman V Superman) and newcomer Justin Rhodes , based on a story by Goyer and Geoff Johns. It would feature two Lanterns, Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart, in what was described as "Lethal Weapon in space."
Today, the rumor broke that Goyer may actually be directing Green Lantern Corps. Batman News first reported this story with information from an interview with reporter Jeff Sneider on the Meet The Movie Press podacst. Batman News acknowledges this »
- Nick Doll
It’s been a busy, busy week for the DC Extended Universe – but would you expect any less? With a packed slate of projects all brewing in various stages of development, updates have been arriving at an alarming rate. Earlier this week, we learned that the studio was hoping to put out a second DC film in 2018, to go along with Aquaman, and just a few hours ago, we reported on Jaume-Collet Serra joining the mix for the Suicide Squad 2 director hunt.
Now, we’ve got an update on Green Lantern Corps for you. Though still quite a ways away, the pic is already being penned by David Goyer and Justin Rhodes, as Warner Bros. continues to look for two actors to play Hal Jordan and John Stewart. But so far, nothing’s emerged about a potential director. Until now, that is. Tracking-Board’s Jeff Sneider has revealed that his »
- Mark Cassidy
With Warner Bros. delaying production of The Batman until next year and pushing back the Aquaman solo movie to December 2018, it is being reported that the studio is keen on shooting a new instalment of the DC Extended Universe this year for release in 2018.
According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, the top five choices for the studio are The Flash and Green Lantern Corps, along with recent additions to the slate Gotham City Sirens, Suicide Squad 2, Justice League Dark (a.k.a. Dark Universe), although they are reportedly happy to have Aquaman as the sole DC Films release of 2018 if none of those can be readied in time.
With Batman likely shooting in 2018, WB still would like one more DC property to shoot this year other than Aquaman
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) March 16, 2017
The 5 films being considered are Sirens, Flash, Lantern, Squad 2 and Dark Universe.
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) March 16, 2017
That said »
- Gary Collinson
We recently ran a story here that walked through every X-Men film currently development. While we think that one is all well and good for keeping that universe straight, the real beast here is the DC Extended Universe. A few years back, Warner Bros announced an ambitious slate that consisted of nine films. Here’s how they were presented, and when they were supposed to hit:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder (2016)Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (2016)Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017)Justice League Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018)Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (2018)Shazam (2019)Justice League Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder (2019)Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher (2020)Green Lantern (2020)
As of this writing, the first four films are are on track to meet their release dates, but everything after »
- Joseph Medina
The world is still awaiting the arrival of the first Justice League trailer, which could literally drop any day now. The teaser probably won't reveal all of the secrets the movie has in store. Specifically, it is very doubtful that the rumored appearance of a Green Lantern Corps. member will be revealed in this new footage. If truly happening , that cameo will probably be kept under wraps until Justice League premieres in theaters. We still don't know who will be playing either of the confirmed Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, but it feels a little bit like Henry Cavill might know something.
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman (at least when he's alive) in the DC Extended Universe, recently posted a few things to his Instagram which seemed innocent enough on the surface, but they also could be a bit of a Green Lantern tease. The first picture features »
Justice League, good or bad, is going to be an absolutely monumental movie. This will be the first time in history that the seven members of the DC Comics superhero team will unite on screen in live-action together. For those who may be doing the math, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman makes six, but the would-be seventh member Green Lantern has not been anywhere in the marketing for the Justice League movie. However, it looks like a member of the Green Lantern Corps. may, in fact, be appearing, which will complete the lineup and "unite the seven."
Film reporter Umberto Gonzalez recently did a live Q&A on Periscope and was discussing all things related to the DC Extended Universe. During the course of the Q&A, the subject of Green Lantern came up and he prefaced that what he is hearing should be taken as rumor, »
For a while there, it didn’t sound like Warner Bros. was going to be doing much with the Green Lantern property. Though they announced Green Lantern Corps for 2020 a while back, there was really no news on it for quite some time, and given how poorly the 2011 film was received, perhaps that wasn’t too surprising. But about a month ago, the floodgates opened as we learned that David S. Goyer would be co-writing the film with Justin Rhodes.
Since then, we’ve also had a shortlist for Hal Jordan that included names like Armie Hammer, James Marsden, Bradley Cooper and even Ryan Reynolds. Not to mention a few actors have been voicing interest in the John Stewart role as well. So far, nothing’s been announced in terms of casting, but things are clearly heating up and if a new rumor is to be believed, we may be »
- Mark Cassidy
[Editor's Note: Yes, you've read that correctly. For the sixth column in this series, I've made a major alteration to the title in order to make it relevant to what we'll be exploring today.
If you're interested in catching up on this series, you can click on any of the following links:
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
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
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 »
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
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
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