UPDATE: Despite the previous report, it looks like Rupert Wyatt isn’t directing Green Lantern Corps. According to The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez, it doesn’t look like that Wyatt is directing the upcoming DC movie after all.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS/RUPERT WYATT UPDATE 2 – Sorry folks, looks like it might not happen. What the hashtag show is saying isn’t accurate. RT
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 3, 2017
The upcoming Green Lantern movie, Green Lantern Corps, may have found its director. That Hashtag Show is reporting that Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is the top choice to helm the new DC film featuring Hal Jordan and John Stewart for Warner Bros.
Should this turn out be true, Rupert Wyatt would then be the second Planet of the Apes director to join the DC Films family. Earlier in the year, Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes) signed on to direct The Batman starring Ben Affleck.
In addition to that, the site revealed character breakdowns for both Hal and John.
“Hal Jordan: Caucasian, 39 – 50. A former military test pilot, he is now a veteran of the Green Lantern Corps.
John Stewart: African- American male, 21 – 30. Prior to joining the Green Lantern Corp, he was a sniper in the military.”
Back in March, another rumor suggested that David S. Goyer, who co-wrote the screenplay, could direct Green Lantern Corps. Only time will tell who will officially direct the film and who they will cast in the leading roles.
Green Lantern Corps is currently set to come out on July 24, 2020. David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel) and Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers) wrote the screenplay, based on a story treatment by Goyer and DC Films co-head Geoff Johns.
Would you want to see Rupert Wyatt direct Green Lantern Corps? Sound off in the comments below.
7 Green Lantern Stories We’d Love To See Adapted
While it’s still unclear whether or not Green Lantern will debut in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League film, the hero is eventually set to hit the big screen again in 2020 with Green Lantern Corps. The real mystery is what kind of Lantern stories will the movie have and who will wield a ring? The only thing I know is it’s not a good idea to wait for Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds to mutter the Green Lantern oath on the big screen anytime soon.
There are so many stories and unique Green Lanterns the movie could draw from, so at the end of the day I hope the material is treated with the respect it deserves. It took some hard work, but I whittled my favorite stories down to this list of 7 easily adaptable arc that show off some of the action and emotion Green Lantern has to offer. Don’t expect to recommend any simple origin stories here though, man oh man am I tired of seeing those.
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