It’s little secret that the DC Extended Universe, the Warner Bros-owned comic company’s attempt at a rival to the mighty Marvel Cinematic Universe, is struggling. Whilst its three existing movies – 2013’s ‘Man of Steel,’ and 2016’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ – all performed well at the box office, none of them have won over audiences or critics the way Marvel have. This means that, at present, the only DC movie lined up for release in 2018 is ‘Aquaman.’ However, it has emerged that the studio are contemplating filling the gap left by ‘The Batman’ by accelerating the development process on one of their planned films.
Henry Cavill has taken to Instagram to not just show that he’s back in training as Superman, but to also tease his appearance in ‘Green Lantern Corps’. The English actor has slowly been recovering from knee surgery.
“I saw the reporting too,” Hammer told TheWrap during an interview in Park City, Utah. As TheWrap previously reported, Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hammer are on the shortlist for the lead “Green Lantern” role, according to multiple people with knowledge of the project who exclusively spoke with TheWrap.
This claim comes from The Wrap, who simply state that “a member of the Green Lanterns Corps. This line-up has counted several humans over the years, including Hal Jordan (as portrayed by Reynolds), John Stewart and Guy Gardner. It is anticipated that more than one of these characters will appear in ‘Green Lanterns Corps,’ due from Warner Bros in 2020.