The DC/ Warner Brothers reboot Green Lantern Corps is in full swing and we have some more information on the cosmic superhero.
According to Deadline, it’s full steam ahead setting David Goyer (Dark Knight, Batman v Superman) and Justin Rhodes (Fantastic Voyage) to pen the script. Goyer will also produce with Geoff John and Jon Berg as Executive Producers. This version will focus on two power ring wielders, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with Warner Brothers describing this as “Lethal Weapon in space”.
Hal Jordan is normally the most well known member of the Green Lantern Corps and the character Ryan Reynolds portrayed in the much maligned 2011 Green Lantern movie. He was the first human to be inducted into the Green Lantern Corps and a founding member of The Justice League. Before he donned his superhero mantle, he was a pilot for the United States Air Force.
John Stewart is less well known in pop culture but no less important. An African American architect and Marine sniper before he joined the Lantern Corps, he is the fourth Green Lantern of Earth, at least in comic book world. The movie is said to revolve around Stewarts relationship with Jordan and the Corps. I guess that’s where the buddy cop reference comes from. Two members of the Green Lantern Corps palling around the galaxy as they save planets and stuff.
No casting has been announced. But it does raise the question if Ryan Reynolds will be asked back, or if he will even accept. With the success of Deadpool, and it being the property of rival studio and comic book company, it doesn’t seem likely. But I could see it going either way. The movie is billed as a reboot but, with this new take on the film, it could be a sequel of sorts. Depends on how Warner Brothers wants to handle it.
Green Lantern Corps is scheduled to hit theaters July 24, 2020 so there is still a long way to go.
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