Way back in the middle of 2017, we first learned that Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt was circling Warner Bros. Green Lantern Corps movie. Following that report, and the fallout of the DC Films universe with Justice League (I still can't get over what a film that in all likelihood go down in history as the most embarrassing $200 million dollar franchise film ever. #MustacheGate.) We haven't really heard anything else about the Green Lantern movie. Lets continue on.
Since then, a restructuring has been going down over at the Warner Bros. lot and the DC film slate and the parties involved have been changing and evolving. With James Wan's Aquaman in the can, being pushed till Christmas, and Shazam currently in production it now appears that the ship may be righting itself over at DC Films. Now we're back to some Green Lantern movie news.
According to a new report from TheHashTagShow, it appears that Warner Bros. and DC Films are setting the bar higher then ever before! The studio is said to be eyeing one of the hottest writers and directors in the biz right now, Christopher McQuarrie to helm their Green Lantern Corps movie.
In case you're unfamiliar with the man's impressive resume, let me get you up to speed! After winning his first Academy Award for his Usual Suspects script in 1995, he then wrote scripts for Valkyrie, The Way of the Gun, The Tourist. Following these ventures he made the big leap to directing with the highly under seen and underrated instant cult action flick, Jack Reacher (He also adapted the screenplay.) Following this he wrote the screenplay for The Edge of Tomorrow (another cult smash action flick.) Finally he proved his elite talent in directing and writing to the masses with the best Mission: Impossible film to date, in Rogue Nation. Which he's following up with the sixth Mission: Impossible film, Fallout!
As you can probably gather, McQuarrie would be an unbelievable dream catch for Warner Bros. If Warner Bros can convince McQuarrie to help write and direct a Green Lantern Corps movie, could Tom Cruise follow as well? The two have now worked together on many films and Cruise could come on board as an older more experience Green Lantern. Which makes a lot of sense given the newly released logline for the film.
"Former test pilot Hal Jordan, now a veteran of the intergalactic group of protectors of peace and justice known as the Green Lantern Corps, mentors young recruit John Stewart."
If McQuarrie comes aboard, could Cruise finally get his Superhero shot as a weathered older Hal Jordan mentoring a young John Stewart. It all seems to unbelievable at this point. However, crazier things have happened in this golden age of comic book movie madness.
We'll keep you up-to-date with more news on the Green Lantern Corps movie as it becomes available. For now, we want to know your thoughts? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. As always, thanks for stopping by Eastcoastmovieguys and please share this post with all your friends on Facebook and Twitter, thanks!
The Green Lantern Corps is currently slated for a 2020 release.