It seems that the long-in-development ‘Green Lantern Corps’ movie is inching closer to reality. Variety reports that DC Comics writer Geoff Johns is expected to turn in his script by the end of the year. That is just barely over a month from now. It is expected that Johns’ script will be pitched to J.J. Abrams, who recently signed a huge first-look deal with Warner Brothers for his Bad Robot production company. Johns and Greg Berlanti are also developing a ‘Green Lantern’ TV series for HBO Max. Therefore, Berlanti may also be involved with the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ film, even though there have been no connections made between any of the existing DC Comics-based TV shows and the movies. On top of writing, Johns is expected to produce ‘Green Lantern Corps’.
This project has been in the works since Warner Brothers first announced plans for a shared DC film universe, but after the disaster of the 2011 ‘Green Lantern’ movie (starring Ryan Reynolds), the studio has taken its time getting it into production. There has been some build-up for it. A Green Lantern popped up in ‘Justice League’, although he was an ancient alien version.
Apparently, Mark Wahlberg was attached to play Green Lantern in a DC movie, but that was a while back and it never became a reality. Tom Cruise‘s name has also been mentioned in connection with this project.
Reportedly, ‘Green Lantern Corps’ will be a “buddy cop”-style movie. It is believed that it will focus on two Earth GLs, John Stewart and Hal Jordan, although there have been rumors of other characters being used. In the comics, there are several other Earth GLs– Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner. Jordan was the character that Reynolds played in his movie.
After a rocky start, Warner Brothers’ DC movies have seemingly hit their stride. ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Shazam!’ were both hits, and ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Joker’ (which doesn’t take place in the shared universe) each grossed over $1 billion at the box office.
‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ arrives on February 7, 2020, to be followed by ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on June 5. ‘The Batman’ is due a little over a year later, on June 25, 2021. James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ will be released on August 6, 2021. ‘Aquaman 2’ has not begun filming, but it is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022.
Are you looking forward to ‘Green Lantern Corps’?