Green Lantern Corps, which is projected to be released in 2020, has been one of the DC Films that we haven’t had many updates on, until today. It was revealed that David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel) and Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers) have been tapped to write the screenplay for the film.
The film will reportedly star the iconic Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart. Goyer is also set to produce the film along with DC Films heads Geoff Johns (who co-wrote the story) and Jon Berg exec producing.
In an interview from last year, Greg Silverman (former Warner Bros. President for the creative development and worldwide production) along with producer Charles Roven who used to be heavily involved with the DC films, about how the Green Lantern mythology will make its way into this universe. Silverman spoke about the importance of adapting that mythology while bringing up the example of the 2011 Green Lantern film.
“[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters There’s real opportunity there. We didn’t do a great job on that first Green Lantern movie. This is a character who deserves to be treated in the same way that Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are being treated now, which is with great reverence. I guess I can say to the Green Lantern fans: if they can be patient with us, I think they’ll be really happy.”
Roven teased that fans may not see Green Lantern – whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart, etc. – until the second Justice League film which was recently pushed back.
“Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out. So there’s the possibility that he may or may not be in Justice League 2. For now, we felt that we were introducing enough characters that the best possible place we could put Green Lantern is some introduction in Justice League 2, or barring that, a movie after.”
Green Lantern Corps is projected for release on July 24, 2020.