Well, it’s been barely mentioned and mostly chided, but that DC/Warner Brothers’ Green Lantern Corps film hitting presumably in 2018 is, according to our good friends at Deadline Hollywoood, on the fast track to production. Yep, WB and DC are aggressively pursuing the second (and hopefully less laughable) Green Lantern film, having just recruited writers David Goyer and Justin Rhodes, with DC CCO Geoff Johns and DC head Jon Berg executive producing.
According to the trade, The Green Lantern Corps in an origin film described as “Lethal Weapon in space.” Featuring Hal Jordan and John Stewart, a proficient Marine sniper, the film focuses more on the latter’s relationship with Jordan and the Corps.
And yes, you’ve heard the name David Goyer before, probably many times. He’s responsible for scripting Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and the more recent Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. So, yes, he’s probably one of the people you want to throw rocks at if you’re still a little sore over some of the plodding plot choices expressed in BvS.
Rhodes’ script work includes the upcoming Fantastic Voyage remake directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Hopefully, we’ll get the Dark Knight Goyer, and not BvS Goyer. When the latter Goyer shows up, we get…well…you know.