'Green Lantern Corps' Gets Its Screenwriters and Two Protagonists

Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 10:10PM
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Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 10:10PM
'Green Lantern Corps' Gets Its Screenwriters and Two Protagonists
As DC and Warner Bros. continue building their cinematic universe, they've finally released some more details on Green Lantern Corps, including the screenwriters and the film's two heroes, Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

News has been quiet since the film's announcement in 2015, but according to Deadline, David Goyer and Justin Rhodes are now on track to pen the movie's script. It's far from Goyer's first work on superhero films, as he has writing credits on The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Deadline describes the film as "Lethal Weapon in space," and there's good reason to believe the two heroes will have some good chemistry based on their long comics history. Hal Jordan is a cocky air force pilot with a tendency for wisecracking (except during the 1990s, when he became a villain named Parallax - he got better), while John Stewart is a disciplined ex-Marine with a drill sergeant personality. Stewart was also the first African American superhero in DC Comics (he was created in 1971, while Jordan was created in 1959) making him more than deserving of a movie by now. And he has no relation to the former Daily Show host.

For the uninitiated, the Green Lantern Corps is a group of space police who wield highly advanced green rings, which grant them the power to create solid constructs from green light. Most Green Lantern stories involve solving space-related injustices, or battling other ring-wielding supervillains like the fear mongering Sinestro.

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John Stewart became widely known through the 2001 Justice League cartoon, where he was many people's first exposure to Green Lantern. Hal Jordan was played by Ryan Reynolds in the 2011 Green Lantern, although it's currently unknown if they'll ask him to take off his Deadpool mask and return to the role. The latter's movie appearances have thus far been none too flattering, limited to the poorly received film in 2011, and as comic relief in The Lego Movie. With Stewart in a leading role and the mistakes of the first film behind them, it'll be interesting to see whether Green Lantern fans will get their brightest day, or another blackest night.

Green Lantern Corps is currently scheduled to come out July 24, 2020.
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