After more than a year of rumors about cast and character, Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern Corps finally may be taking shape with a report of a director.
According to The Hashtag Show, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is attached to the DC Extended Universe release, which is being written by David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes. What’s more, the website has purported character descriptions for the film, which has been described as “Lethal Weapon in space,” with an older Hal Jordon serving as a mentor to John Stewart:
Hal Jordan: Caucasian, 39 – 50. A former military test pilot, he is now a veteran of the Green Lantern Corps.
John Stewart: African- American male, 21 – 30. Prior to joining the Green Lantern Corp, he was a sniper in the military.
Goyer, whose credits include Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, was previously rumored as a contender to direct Green Lantern Corps, which aims to start fresh following 2011’s Green Lantern, the critical and commercial failure starring Ryan Reynolds. Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) has been the subject of much speculation for the role of Hal Jordan — in no small part because of his trolling of fans — but judging from the character descriptions, the casting call is still under way.
Wyatt is no stranger to superhero films, as he was attached to Fox’s long-brewing X-Men spinoff Gambit until leaving the film in late 2015.
Green Lantern Corps is targeted for release in 2020.
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