When Warner Bros. initially announced planned release dates for their DC Extended Universe, one title was noticeably absent, a Green Lantern film. Aside from rumors, Green Lantern is absent from all Justice League materials thus far, seeming to indicate that WB is looking to put off Green Lantern as long as possible following the sub-par 2011 film. Yet, earlier this year WB announced Green Lantern Corps would be written by Davis Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel, Batman V Superman) and newcomer Justin Rhodes , based on a story by Goyer and Geoff Johns. It would feature two Lanterns, Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart, in what was described as “Lethal Weapon in space.”
Today, the rumor broke that Goyer may actually be directing Green Lantern Corps. Batman News first reported this story with information from an interview with reporter Jeff Sneider on the Meet The Movie Press podacst. Batman News acknowledges this is strictly a rumor at this point, though Snieder has written for both Variety and The Wrap in the past, so he has some real credibility.
Though Goyer has written just about everything (exaggeration) for both Marvel and DC, he hasn’t directed much, his most recognizable movie being Blade: Trinity which came out all the way back in 2004. In fact, he hasn’t directed as much as a TV show since 2013 when he did several episodes of Da Vinci’s Demons. Does Goyer really have enough experience in WB’s eyes? Certainly. Does that mean he will direct? I’d wager no, but not for the reason you think.
I honestly don’t believe Green Lantern Corps will ever be made. Aquaman was just delayed until 2018, and DC can’t seem to keep a director long enough to get Flash back on track. If the quality of DC films doesn’t pick up, I’m not sure movies like Cyborg or even Aquaman will be hits. Batman will always make money and people love Wonder Women, so I expect Justice League and the like to do well, but I even question the commercial viability of a movie like Man Of Steel 2.
Do you think Goyer is the man for the job? After all, he has a great deal of misses on his resume, but also some big financial and critical hits. Do you think WB will really actually get to making another Green Lantern movie, or will things fall apart?
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Source: Batman Movie News, Meet The Movie Press Podcast