The future of DC films may lie in the cosmos. With James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad set to take the team to space, DC films will return to space since the opening of 2013’s Man of Steel took place entirely on the planet of Krypton. As first reported by Variety, the highly anticipated Green Lantern Corps remains a priority to Warner Bros executives and former President and CCO of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns will turn in a screenplay for the project by the end of 2019.
The report also notes that the script may be presented to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot to determine if they are interested in producing the picture. Either way, the film getting a completed script is a big step towards fans seeing some real progress on title.
2017’s Justice League featured a quick cameo from a member of the fabled Green Lantern Corps during a flashback battle with big bad Steppenwolf. Additionally, Ryan Reynolds starred in 2011’s solo Green Lantern film. However, both motion pictures were met with less-than-desirable reactions from fans and critics alike.
Last month, it was revealed that Johns and Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti were teaming to produce a Green Lantern series coming to HBO Max. This immediately stoked rumors that Green Lantern Corps was dead at Warner Bros. However, it seems Johns is committed to bringing the Lanterns to both TV and film.
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