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.
Actor Tyrese Gibson has set the record straight (more or less) on rumours linking him to the role of Green Lantern - and confirms he is indeed a contender. “P***ed the people off, a little bit, at Warner Brothers because they thought that I had convinced the world that I had landed the role, which I didn’t. Gibson goes on to say that, while he has not met ‘Batman V Superman’ and ‘Justice League’ director Zack Snyder, he has had a meeting with Warner Bros - and in reply to Larry King’s query, “you have a shot?”, the actor replies, “I do.
It was already known from the title alone that this new take on the cosmic superhero brand would be a team-up movie, as opposed to the more conventional solo approach taken on the infamous 2011 misfire with Ryan Reynolds. While there are no direct quotes from the studio, it seems fair to assume this means it will be a black guy-white guy buddy movie in the vein of the much-loved action series which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as mismatched cops. The logical assumption, then, is that ‘Green Lantern Corps’ will centre on the two most popular Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, fighting intergalactic evil side by side, potentially with Stewart complaining about being too old for it (okay, maybe not the last part).
Tyrese Gibson could be up for the role of Green Lantern after all… as he confirms he’s already been in talks to appear in DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’. It’s no secret that Tyrese Gibson really wants a part in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. During an interview with Collider, the 36-year-old actor revealed that he’s already met with Warner Bros. about a potential role in ‘Green Lantern Corps’.
While bona fide new movie announcements have been disappointingly thin on the ground from this year’s San Diego Comic Con so far, Saturday did see one relatively quiet reveal about an upcoming superhero movie. In other words, it would appear this movie will centre not on a single Green Lantern as in the much-maligned 2011 film with Ryan Reynolds, but on a whole team of them. For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the comic book property, the title of ‘Green Lantern’ refers not just to one lone superhero, but thousands from across the universe, chosen for being among the best and bravest of their worlds, representing their planet in a sort of super-powered intergalactic police force.