Green Lantern Corps is a DC movie that has consistently been on the slate but is always getting pushed back, making little progress. According to ThatHashtagShow, it looks like WB may have finally found a director for the film: Christopher McQuarrie.
McQuire has directed several Mission Impossible films: Rogue Nation and the upcoming Fallout. He also directed Jack Reacher and wrote the screenplays for (besides the previously listed films), The Mummy, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Usual Suspects. With The Usual Suspects, he won an Oscar for his writing. Notice a common trend in many of his movies? Tom Cruise seems to work well with him.
DC may be getting McQuarrie onboard in an attempt to get Cruise to act. Considering DC is looking for a middle-aged male, Cruise could fit the bill. They’re reportedly looking for a male 39-50, but Cruise is 55. Of course, he can and has pulled off portraying characters below his actual age and it is likely he could do the same for Green Lantern Corps. This also fits with reports from a while ago, saying Cruise is being considered for Hal Jordan. It is possible that Jordan’s presence in the Green Lanterns will be short-term (maybe even just the one movie) and will help usher in new Lantern members, especially John Stewart. This is especially likely, considering the synopsis:
“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.”
ThatHashtagShow reports WB wants the film out in 2020.
The movie could follow several Green Lanterns, including Hal Jordan, Jon Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, Simon Baz, and Jessica Cruz of Earth. Several alien Lanterns will likely be in it as well. Baz and Cruz are much newer additions to the GL lineup and therefore less likely, while Jordan and Stewart are much more likely.
Green Lantern Corps– 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.
Green Lantern Corps is likely to release in 2020.