With the news of Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart confirmed as the lead characters in Warner Bros.’s upcoming Green Lantern Corps film, many have been left wondering just who will be stepping into the roles of these two legendary DC Comics superheroes. With no solid release date given by the studio, it will no doubt leave plenty of time for fans to conjure up their dream cast for the two Green Lanterns.
After his appearances in the hit television series This Is Us and Marvel’s Black Panther, Sterling K. Brown has quickly become a fan favorite for the role of Jon Stewart as the actor himself teased the possibility of slipping on the green power ring. However, multimedia artist Dalton Barrett has taken it upon himself to create a stunning piece of fan art that not only puts Brown in the role of Jon Stewart but also his This Is Us co-star Justin Hartley as Hal Jordan.
You can check out the impressive piece of fan art for yourself in the post below.
It is also worth noting that Hartley is no stranger to portraying superheroes as some readers may remember the actor for his role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in Smallville. While nothing is confirmed other than Geoff Johns producing and writing the screenplay for Green Lantern Corps, there is no doubt that many fans are anticipating the intergalactic police force’s debut in DC Extended Universe after seeing Yalan Gur’s very brief appearance in last year’s Justice League.
Green Lantern Corps is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, along with The Batman, a Flash standalone film, The New Gods, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Booster Gold, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Blackhawk, and a standalone Joker origin film separate from the shared cinematic universe.
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10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!