Original ‘The Flash’ Screenplay Had An Appearance By Green Lantern

Francis Manapul the flash green lantern dc comicsBefore finally making his big screen debut in this year’s Justice League and even before joining the sprawling Arrowverse on the small screen, and Greg Berlanti who both serve as executive producers on The CW’s hit DC Comics television series Arrow and The Flash revealed that there were not only plans for the Scarlet Speedster to appear in his own solo film but the movie would have featured an appearance from Green Lantern.

During an interview with Discussing Film at ACE Comic Con 2017 Guggenheim briefly discussed his current and past film and television projects. One of the topics discussed was how not only how the writer did tackle the first draft of 2011’s Green Lantern film along with Berlanti but interestingly that the duo also worked on a screenplay for The Flash in 2013 which would have had featured Hal Jordan at the end of the film.

You can check out the full interview with Guggenheim below.

While Guggenheim and Berlanti would garner success with The CW’s Arrowverse, ultimately, the Ryan Reynolds lead Green Lantern film received a generally negative reception which led Warner Bros. to cancel plans for the sequel and for a potential shared cinematic universe.

It wasn’t until 2013’s Man of Steel that fans finally got to witness the inception of the DC Extended Universe with plans for not only a live-action Flashpoint film starring Ezra Millar in development but also the Green Lantern Corps as well.

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.

Source: Discussing Film (via Screen Rant)

6 Ways ‘Flashpoint’ Could Change The DC Extended Universe

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The Flash Ezra Miller Flashpoint DCAquaman may be the next DC Extended Universe movie to hit theaters, but everyone’s eyes are already on Flashpoint. The movie, which is being heralded as an event, was originally supposed to be a low key, solo movie for the Flash, played by Ezra Miller. His high favorability with audiences made his movie a priority for the studio, but things slowly changed throughout the pre-production process.

Not only has the movie lost a few directors, but it has also been confirmed that the story will now adapt DC’s universe-altering story Flashpoint by Geoff JohnsFlashpoint is famous for launching the New 52 initiative, a new timeline for the DC Universe that saw years worth of continuity retconned. After the mess that is Justice League, perhaps Warner Bros. will use Flashpoint as an opportunity to alter a few things and set themselves up for long-term success.

Hit Next to learn about how Flashpoint could change the DC Extended Universe!

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  • Maxi Iroh

    It’s very weird to think that the DCEU could’ve started with Green Lantern and The Flash instead of Superman and Batman.

    Even more so, Justice League Mortal could’ve started the universe and then we would get the solo movies.

  • Tom of Steel

    Calling a CW show a “hit” is funny