While there has recently been plenty of rejigs and reshuffling behind the scenes with Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe, it’s now been confirmed that, despite some uncertainty, Green Lantern Corps is still happening.
Speaking at the recent TCA Event (as per IGN), screenwriter David Goyer revealed that it’s still full steam ahead for the cinematic gathering of the Emerald Knights and that the movie “is still in the works” at the WB.
When pushed on when we can expect a more solid update on the picture, he then added, “I don’t know. Who knows, especially with what’s currently going on with the DC Universe? There’s obviously a whole recalibration happening with that right now.”
That ‘whole recalibration’, of course, recently saw Jon Berg moved out of his DC Films role and New Line’s Walter Hamada instead handed the gig. Berg had been working alongside the iconic Geoff Johns to oversee the DC Extended Universe, but the poor reception to last year’s Justice League was the straw that broke the camel’s back – thus resulting in Berg being removed from any and all things DC.
Goyer has been working with Contract Killers’ Justin Rhodes on the Green Lantern Corps screenplay, with the early word on the film having it pegged as a buddy cop sort of affair largely centred around fan favourite Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
In the aftermath of Justice League, it looks as if Warner Brothers is seriously considering a substantial shake-up to their DCEU efforts, with questions remaining over just which of their already-announced movies will ever see the light of day. Currently, the studio has a December 2018 release date for Aquaman, an April 2019 release booked in for Shazam!, and a November 2019 release set for Wonder Woman 2. Other than that, there are plans for Flashpoint, Gotham City Sirens, Suicide Squad 2, The Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Cyborg, Black Adam, Justice League Dark, and then rumours of films for Lobo, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Birds of Prey, a Harley Quinn and Joker picture, and also a Man of Steel sequel. Throw in the aforementioned Green Lantern Corps and you’ve got quite the busy schedule for Warner Brothers and their DC Films division. As alluded to, whether all of these ever make it to the big screen remains to be seen.