With news that Geoff Johns is stepping down as president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment to focus on film, television and comics writing, new details have emerged for Green Lantern Corps., confirming the Warner Bros.’ feature will focus on Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
The DC Extended Universe slate is stocked with projects in different stages of development, but Green Lantern Corps just took a massive leap forward. Although the Lanterns were largely absent from Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the team of intergalactic heroes has recruited two big names.
Johns is heading up Mad Ghost Productions, and his banner’s official site lists Green Lantern Corps as one of its upcoming movies, accompanied by a synopsis. Reading, “Once of DC Comics’ greatest Super Hero universes, the film will feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart…,” it confirms the expected news that Jordan is in for a reprieve after 2011’s Green Lantern.
The announcement of Johns’ involvement has already hyped Green Lantern Corps as being something big for the DCEU: “Under this new deal, one of Johns’ first film projects will be Warner Bros. Pictures’ Green Lantern Corps, based on his New York Times bestselling series that saw an impressive nine-year run, spawning additional spin-off titles and comic book events.”
While Jordan has appeared before in live-action, with Ryan Reynolds in the role, this will mark John Stewart’s debut. The rapper turned actor Common was cast as Stewart is George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal, but that feature was shelved at the last minute.
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