After new movement was made on Green Lantern Corps yesterday, Duncan Jones has chimed in on Twitter to steer the film in the right direction. Jones, director of Moon, Source Code, and more recently Warcraft, isn’t affiliated with the film, but still seems to want it done right.
Jones suggests the film make Hal Jordan a struggling character at odds with his lack of imagination. The director feels the struggle could make the Hal Jordan Green Lantern “Endearingly frustrating.”
“The hook in the “dumb jock” version of Green Lantern is that he has the power, but lacks the wits to use it. Endearingly frustrating.”
The hook in the “dumb jock” version of Green Lantern is that he has the power, but lacks the wits to use it. Endearingly frustrating.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 13, 2017
Perhaps the lack of a struggle for Hal Jordan, or perhaps the lack of emphasis on it in the first Green Lantern movie helped with its downfall. In the Ryan Reynolds film, the character certainly had some trouble being creative, but it was quickly overcome. The unimaginative side of Hal Jordan certainly wasn’t the crux of his character, who seemed simply like a pilot version of Bruce Wayne.
Duncan Jones however is in no way attached or interested in working on the the film, so his ideas may simply be wishes.
Green Lantern Corps is scheduled to hit theaters on July 24, 2020.