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Green Lantern Corps movie has writers in place and Hal Jordan and John Stewart confirmed

January 12th, 2017 by Marc Comments


We’ve pretty much known since late 2015 (here) that the Green Lantern Corp movie was likely to feature two earth Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

And now it’s been confirmed as Warner Bros have appointed David Goyer to write the script along with Justin Rhodes, with Goyer producing and with DC heads Geoff Johns and Jon Berg exec producing.

Goyer has been involved in many comic book adaptions including Blade (he even directed Blade III but we’ll say no more about that), The Dark Knight and most recently Man of Steel and Batman V Superman, so he knows the territory. Rhodes is a relative newcomer and is working on the Guillermo del Toro-directed Fantastic Voyage remake.

But this description has us really excited:

The new version is described as Lethal Weapon in space, and it’s based on a comic book origin story. The focus will be on two characters: Hal Jordan and John Stewart. The latter is an African American Marine sniper before he joined the Lantern Corps and the story very much focuses on his relationship with Jordan and the Corps. The story was conceived by Goyer and Johns.

Lethal Weapon in space sounds exactly like what we want a Green Lantern movie to be!

So, it makes us wonder if the rumours of a Lantern appearing at the end of Justice League (here) might have some weight to it.

With this and Shazam seemingly moving forward (here), it looks like DC and Warners are stepping things up.

Are you excited for the Green Lantern Corp movie? Let us know…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….