A new rumor is circulating, courtesy of Meet the Movie Press (via Collider), that indicates David S. Goyer, who wrote “Man of Steel” and is set to head the forthcoming series “Krypton” for SyFy, is being considered to direct either the “Green Lantern Corps” movie or “Suicide Squad 2.” This news comes weeks after it was revealed that actor and director Mel Gibson was in early talks with Warner Bros. to helm “Suicide Squad 2,” and well after the reveal that Goyer would be working with Justin Rhodes on the screenplay for the upcoming Green Lantern movie reboot.
According to host Jeff Sneider, it’s looking as though Goyer could very well end up directing “Green Lantern Corps” for the DC Extended Universe. As Sneider notes, Goyer has proven to be an integral part of the DCEU over the years — so seeing the studio decide to hire him behind the camera on an upcoming film as well wouldn’t be too surprising. Per Sneider, it could prove to be a situation in which Goyer proves to be the right man for the job, as he knows this world rather well as a seasoned comic book writer.
“He is writing and producing Green Lantern Corps, so it’s just very well, what I have heard, one of those situations where he could be like ‘Listen, I think I may be the best guy for the job, nobody knows this like I do.’”
Sneider went on to say that Goyer is also in the mix for “Suicide Squad 2,” alongside “The Shallows” director Jaume Collet-Serra. Whether this means that talks with Gibson have stalled is unclear, although, as Gibson continually reiterated, discussions between him and the studio weren’t a “done deal” yet — so it’s entirely possible that talks may not have advanced much further than previously reported.
Warner Bros.’ first attempt at a “Green Lantern” movie starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and was universally panned, pulling in just $219 million worldwide in 2011, while last year’s “Suicide Squad” proved to be a hit at the box office. That supervillain team-up film pulled in an impressive $745 million worldwide. As of right now, neither “Green Lantern Corps,” described as a “buddy cop space adventure,” or “Suicide Squad 2,” have release dates.