UPDATE: Rupert Wyatt Directing ‘Green Lantern Corps’ May Not Happen

Green Lantern Corps Rupert WyattUPDATE: 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.

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.

Source: That Hashtag Show & Umberto Gonzalez

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Imitation of Life 🎥

    David S. Goyer has already made his directoral debut with Blade Trinity

  • Maxi Iroh

    I like Rise(not as much as Dawn), but they need a really good script and vision for this film, separated from the director all together, Geoff Johns is the one to shepherd this film.

    Hal Jordan shouldn’t be too old, he’s the quippy guy, this style of older character works for Batman because of the DKReturns and his personality, but Hal shouldn’t have his first appearance in the DCEU already being in his 40’s, 35 would be the sweet spot, around Superman’s age(but if they go with an older actor i really hope Nathan Fillion could fill that role, he is 46).

    Could this casting of their main characters as older people show some forward thinking from the DC producers?

    The DCEU JL main team are in their 40’s(Bruce Wayne/Hal Jordan/Arthur Curry), could this point into D*ck Grayson, John Stewart and a possible Aqualad picking up the mantle after the main actors get tired of being in Superhero movies, like is happening now with the MCU, but slightly different because the DCEU(DC editorial alike) doesn’t want to change their roster that much, keeping Batman, Green Lantern and etc around even though with different people as those heroes.

    • Maxi Iroh

      It’s retarded that i can’t write D*ck Grayson without getting flagged.