Warner Bros. has introduced on screenwriters David S. Goyer (Man of Metal) and Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers) to pen the script for Inexperienced Lantern Corps. The studio is reportedly “shifting aggressively” on this venture, which, when the studio introduced its DCEU lineup in 2014, was believed to hit in 2020. This report confirms a long-standing rumor that this superhero journey will characteristic two iconic Inexperienced Lantern comedian guide characters, Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
Deadline experiences that this venture has been described as “Deadly Weapon in house,” and can observe a comic book guide origin story. As of now, the studio hasn’t forged any actors for the Hal Jordan and John Stewart roles, however Hal Jordan was most not too long ago portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in Warner Bros.’ 2011 Inexperienced Lantern film, which was a crucial and business failure. The actor even poked enjoyable on the film a number of occasions in his latest blockbuster Deadpool, so it appears extremely unlikely that the studio would even method Ryan Reynolds to return, particularly since he’s at the moment busy with Deadpool 2, which is able to begin taking pictures this yr.
The report provides that the studio plans to get a script collectively and “transfer rapidly” to discover a director. David S. Goyer may even function a producer and DC Movies’ presidents Geoff Johns and Jon Berg serving as government producers. Again in January 2015, Tyrese Gibson shared fan paintings of the actor as John Stewart, and since then, the actor has despatched out a number of posts on social media the place he expresses his curiosity within the John Stewart function. One such publish was even a photograph of the Warner Bros. lot, teasing he was having a gathering with the studio in regards to the function. There have been additionally rumors that Chris Pine was being eyed for the Hal Jordan function, however that was earlier than he signed on as Steve Trevor in Surprise Girl.
One other rumor from April revealed that the studio was contemplating Mad Max Fury Street director George Miller for the film, however that was by no means confirmed. Whereas the discharge date for Inexperienced Lantern Corps was by no means formally confirmed, it was believed that this film was taking the studio’s previously-unspecified launch date of June 19, 2020, however again in Could, the studio pushed that unspecified venture as much as July 24, 2020. As of now, there are not any different motion pictures set for this date, however this new launch date comes simply two weeks after one in all Marvel Studios’ first Part 4 movies, which is able to hit theaters on July 10.
Earlier than as we speak’s information, the latest replace we had on this venture was a rumor that surfaced on Reddit again in August, which claimed that Inexperienced Lantern Corps. is not going to solely characteristic Hal Jordan and John Stewart, but additionally Man Gardener. These three would be the solely “human Inexperienced Lanterns, and the story will reportedly be tailored from the comedian guide Sinestro Corps Struggle, with the Pink Lanterns additionally being teased, though they won’t floor on this film. David S. Goyer is actually no stranger to the comedian guide world, having co-written Christopher Nolan’s Darkish Knight trilogy, and writing Man of Metal and Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice. He additionally created the upcoming collection Krypton, set on Superman’s house planet, centering on the Man of Metal’s nice grandfather. Justin Rhodes’ writing credit embody Contract Killers, Grassroots and the upcoming Unmanned.