Green Lantern Corps movie still in development after DC shake-up
After the recent changes in management at Warner Bros.’ DC Films, with Jon Berg transitioning into a different role at the studio and New Line’s Walter Hamada stepping in to oversea the production branch, fans may be wondering about the status of their favorite characters. Speaking at TCA (via IGN), Green Lantern Corps screenwriter David Goyer confirmed that the film is “still in the works” at the studio.
When asked when fans could expect a more definitive update on the movie, Goyer’s answer was noncommittal: “I don’t know. Who knows, especially with what’s currently going on with the DC universe? There’s obviously a whole recalibration happening with that right now.”
Goyer has been working on the screenplay for the intergalactic movie with Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers), and it has been confirmed that longtime comic book Lantern character John Stewart will make his feature film debut in the project. The story for Green Lantern Corps has been described as a buddy cop movie with Stewart and Hal Jordan, the latter who was previously played by Ryan Reynolds in the 2011 bomb Green Lantern.
The next big release for DC Films will be Aquaman on December 21, 2018 with Shazam and Wonder Woman 2 to follow in 2019. Green Lantern Corps was previously set for a 2020 release date, though it remains to be seen if that will hold.