The new DC Extended Universe from Warner Bros. is continuing to expand. After the success of both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the company has multiple related films in varying phases of production. Now, new details have been announced regarding another upcoming DC film, Green Lantern Corps.
The film was originally announced at San Diego Comic Con in 2015, but reports this week have surfaced that name the writing and producing teams for the movie. David S. Goyer will team with Justin Rhodes to write the script for Green Lantern Corps, with Goyer also producing. In addition, the heads of DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, will serve as executive producers.
The new film will feature two Green Lanterns: Hal Jordan and John Stewart. It’s described as “Lethal Weapon in space” and will reportedly be an origin story for Stewart. Before joining the Green Lantern Corps, Stewart was an African-American marine sniper.
Ryan Reynolds played Hal Jordan in the 2011 film, Green Lantern. It’s not clear yet whether he’ll be asked to reprise the role, but previous indications were that the new film would be a reboot of the franchise.
Goyer is no stranger to the DC universe. He scripted Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, as well as Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman. He also executive-produced NBC’s Constantine series in 2015 (based on DC’s Hellblazer comics) and is behind Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series, Krypton.
The next two films in the DC Extended Universe are Wonder Woman and Justice League, both due out later this year. They’ll be followed by The Flash and Aquaman in 2018, with Shazam and Cyborg releasing soon thereafter. Ben Affleck is also preparing to write and direct a new Batman film, and a Suicide Squad spin-off featuring Harley Quinn is also in development.
Green Lantern Corps is tentatively scheduled for release on July 24, 2020.