DCEU or DC Extended Universe is the shared universe of all the superheroes and supervillains of DC comics. Much like MCU, DCEU is the onscreen adaption of DC comics on the silver screen. The DCEU has seven movies, till now – Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), and Birds of Prey (2020). The franchise will continue with the forthcoming movies, including Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, The Suicide Squad, and Black Adam in 2021, and The Flash, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Aquaman 2 in 2022.
In the comics, Green Lantern is one of the prominent members of the Justice League. There was a Green Lantern movie in 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds, which was a total disaster. DCEU had plans for the introduction of Green Lantern in the Justice League itself. But in the final cut, the makers removed the scene. Later Warner Bros announced that Green Lantern Corps would introduce Green Lantern.
Here is everything to know about the Green Lantern Corps and Warner Bros. plans for Green Lantern.
Green Lantern Corps: Released Date
After the release of Superman: Man of Steel (2013), DCEU laid the groundwork for the upcoming movies and heroes. In 2014, Warner Bros. announced a reboot of Green Lantern as a part of DCEU, titled Green Lantern Corps. In 2015, Warner Bros. had set the onscreen release of the movie on July 24, 2020, which finally didn’t happen. However, the filmmaker has continuously said that the project is in development, at a slow pace. But rather than a movie, the new Green Lantern reboot is a series that will release on HBO Max.
Green Lantern Corps: Cast
Tom Cruise was heavily rumored to join DCEU in the role of Green Lantern, but the rumors were soon waved off. Chris Pine, who plays the role of Steve in Wonder Woman movies and the DCEU, was also considered to play Green Lantern, but this was also not possible for the same actor playing two characters in the same franchise.
Tyrese Gibson and Sterling K. Brown also showed interest in playing the role of John Stewart. There is also a director problem for the show. First, the project is attach to Rupert Wyatt, then to David Goyer, and the latest news that popping up is J.J Abrams as the director. It is still unclarified who are the cast and the crew members for the show. Fans are expecting officials to shed some light on casting and directing shortly.
Green Lantern Corps: Plot
There is no confirmed storyline for the movie yet. Moreover, the script has gone through re-writes several times. From the title itself, it is clear that the show will feature the whole squad and Hal Jordan and John Stewart as the leaders of the team. We saw a group of Green Lanterns joining force against Steppenwolf in the Justice League. It was also rumored that Justice League had a scene with a Green Lantern meeting Bruce Wayne and telling him to resurrect Super Man. If this is true, then fans could expect to see a Green Lantern in Snyder Cut soon.
Green Lantern Corps is due for next year. Until then, fans could re-watch all the DCEU films and prepare for the upcoming ones.