Earlier today, Warner Bros. issued a release date for Godzilla vs. Kong while delaying Godzilla 2 by 9 months. They also set aside the December 25, 2018 release date for an unspecified event film, and pushed an unknown DC superhero movie from June 19, 2020 to July 24, 2020. While the studio has never officially confirmed what movie will debut on that summer 2020 date, it's been widely assumed that it will be Green Lantern Corps., since it was the last movie mentioned on Warner Bros.' DCEU release schedule way back in the fall of 2014. Of course, a month delay isn't terribly significant. Especially since the movie is more than four years away from hitting theaters.
Back in August 2014, Warner Bros. set nine dates aside between 2016 and 2020 for unspecified DC Comics movies, and just a few months later, the studio unveiled their slate of nine movies that will follow Batman v Superman. The studio didn't specifically announce which movies would get which dates at the time, but they did reveal the release years for each project, which chronologically line up with the dates that were already revealed. While many of the other movies in this slate are in development, we haven't heard anything official about the Green Lantern reboot quite yet.
According to The Wrap, this unspecified DC movie, which is most likely Green Lantern Corps., doesn't have any direct competition in its July 24, 2020 release date. It will open two weeks after an untitled Marvel Studios movie and an unspecified Illumination Entertainment project. While we don't know what the Marvel movie is quite yet, the studio set three untitled movies for release in 2020, the first on May 3, 2020, followed by projects to be released on July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020, which will be the first movies in the studio's Marvel Phase 4 lineup.
As for Green Lantern Corps., the studio hasn't announced a writer, director or any cast members yet, although several actors have been throwing their hats in the ring for the role. Tyrese Gibson has been actively campaigning to play John Stewart, with others such as Common and Lucifer star D.B. Woodside also expressing their interest in the role. It has been rumored that Green Lantern Corps will feature a number of different Green Lantern characters, such as Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and another Earth-bound Lantern, Kyle Rayner. A recent report claimed that the studio is eyeing actors in their mid-40s to play Hal Jordan, while John Stewart and Kyle Rayner will both be played by younger actors. It has also been recently rumored that the studio is eyeing Mad Max Fury Road director George Miller to take the helm of Green Lantern Corps., but that has yet to be confirmed.
Back in March, producer Charles Roven confirmed that they don't plan on introducing Green Lantern until at least Justice League Part 2, which is scheduled for release on June 14, 2019. There is only one movie that debuts between Justice League Part 2 and Green Lantern Corps., Cyborg, which is scheduled for release on April 3, 2020. Production is already under way on Justice League Part 1, which is slated for release on November 17, 2017, but it isn't known when shooting will begin on Justice League Part 2, or any other of the upcoming movies in the DCEU just yet. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any more updates on Green Lantern Corps. and the rest of the DCEU as soon as we have more information.