At the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour, ‘Batman’ screenwriter David S. Goyer discussed the current state of disarray at Warner Brothers regarding the DC Universe movies but assured that one film was “still in the works”; that film being ‘Green Lantern Corps’, to which he is attached as a writer and possibly director.
However, don’t look for any updates soon.
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“I don’t know. Who knows, especially with what’s currently going on with the DC universe? There’s obviously a whole recalibration happening with that right now.”
Goyer worked as the screenwriter of the three Christopher Nolan ‘Dark Knight’ movies before jumping into the DC Universe proper with ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’. He was also announced as penning the ‘GLC’ screenplay with Geoff Johns and Justin Rhodes, but there has been very little news about that film, which was originally slated to open in July of 2020. After the stumble that was ‘Justice League’, it’s probably unlikely that it will make that date. In the meantime, Goyer created Syfy’s prequel series ‘Krypton’ which debuts in March.
‘Green Lantern Corps’ of course follows the 2011 flop directed by Martin Campbell, which starred Ryan Reynolds. In order to differentiate this film from that one, the film will feature two Earth GLs, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, and has been described as ‘Lethal Weapon’ in space.
In the meantime, Goyer is attached to write the screenplay to the reboot of the ‘Terminator’ franchise to be directed by ‘Deadpool”s Tim Miller, who is said to be working on his own superhero film for 20th Century Fox, a ‘Kitty Pryde’ solo outing. It was also recently reported that Goyer is writing and may direct a ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie.
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