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News for the Green Lantern Corps movie had gone quiet for a while now, but we have an update that shows that WB already has their eyes set on who they want to direct the project. Sadly, it isn’t Planet of the Apes’ Rupert Wyatt as was previously rumored.
According to That Hashtag Show, WB is currently looking at Mission Impossible: Fallout’s Chris McQuarrie to direct, and there’s also a logline released that gives us an idea on what the movie is going to be about:
“Former test pilot Hal Jordan, now a veteran of the intergalactic group of protectors of peace and justice known as the Green Lantern Corps, mentors young recruit John Stewart.”
With McQuarrie directing, some people are looking at Tom Cruise to possibly play an older and grizzled Hal Jordan. He’s the perfect age to play the character, and based on how much running he does in Mission Impossible, we know he can still pull-off action roles.
If you think Cruise is too much of a high profile actor to sign up to a multi-year superhero franchise, think again. He had actually signed up to be the Mummy of Universal’s Dark Universe, but seeing as that movie flopped at the box office, Cruise could possibly jump ship and move on to a franchise that actually has potential.
As for the role of John Stewart, it’s anybody’s to take. Some people have been expressing their desire online to have American Gods’ Ricky Whittle take on the role.
We still don’t have a release date for Green Lantern Corps, but I’m guessing the film will come out sometime in 2020.