Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise transforms into the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern in a new concept design for the DCEU.
The DCEU is filled to the brim with some of DC’s greatest and most iconic heroes, including Batman and Superman. One hero that hasn’t graced the silver screen for the DCEU is Green Lantern, a character fans have been clamouring to see. While there is a HBO Max series currently in development, what folks are really looking forward to see is the character back on the big screen, where he can join the Justice League. A Green Lantern Corps project has been announced but there’s no telling when that’ll hit cinemas. There has been tons of speculation as to who will play the hero, should he be cast for the DCEU. One name that constantly gets thrown out is Tom Cruise, the star of the Mission: Impossible series.
Tom Cruise has pretty much starred in every genre possible but has failed to do a superhero movie in his 30-plus year tenure as an A-list actor. Should he choose to put on tights and masks for the big screen, Green Lantern would be a perfect choice for actor. Instead of closing our eyes and imagining what he would look like, a concept design from artist Pabloruizzx perfectly transforms Cruise into Hal Jordan.
The artwork looks breathtaking, with Tom Cruise flying above Earth in a battered suit. The concept design makes it look as if Cruise’s Hal Jordan just came back from fighting a villain like Sinestro. Should the DCEU ever want to expand to the cosmos, Cruise would be a great choice to play Green Lantern. The actor has proven time and time again that he’s more than capable of leading successful movies. While the cinematic name of Green Lantern may have been tarnished due to Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of the character, Cruise is the perfect actor to get butts into seats.
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A Green Lantern Corps movie is currently in development with Geoff Johns on board as a writer and producer. Full details on Green Lantern Corps are being kept under lock and key, though the project will draw inspiration from Geoff Johns’ work on the New 52 Green Lantern comics with both Hal Jordan and John Stewart set to appear in the film.
In addition to the series, HBO Max is developing a Strange Adventures DC anthology series and a DC Super Hero High show from Elizabeth Banks. News of the Green Lantern series arrived shortly after reports of HBO Max planning to produce DC projects with budgets on par with those of feature films.
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