It looks like Tom Cruise is back in the running for the role of Hal Jordan in Warner Bros.' planned Hal Jordan/John Stewart buddy comedy flick Green Lantern Corps.. It's said that last year Cruise turned down the role in the Guardians of the Galaxy-style adventure because the original script had Jordan getting killed off - which didn't sit right with the Mission: Impossible - Fallout star. And today we're hearing that Warner Bros. wants to put all of that back-and-forth behind them and officially snag Cruise as Jordan as soon as possible.
That said, there's currently no word on whether or not this means the powers that be behind the scenes ditched Jordan's death from the new script or if Tom Cruise is just, you know, cool with the plot development now. While Green Lantern Corps seems to be stuck in development hell at the moment, Warner Bros. evidently still has every intention of making the film's planned July 24th, 2020 release date. And I guess we'll just have to wait and see if that happens. But sources say that if Warner Bros. can't inlist Cruise for this new Green Lantern movie, they have other "A-list" stars in mind. But there's no word on just who those other A-Listers might be.
Now, I don't know about you, but I'd much rather see Cruise beat the brakes off Justin Bieber than worry about resurrecting the Green Latern franchise. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd love to see a decent Hal Jordan / John Stewart team-up movie hit the big screen as soon as possible, but I could take or leave Tom Cruise. After all, everyone in Hollywood thought that casting Cruise would make yet another reboot of The Mummy work - and look how that Dark Universe turned out. All I'm saying is that Warner Bros. need not put all their eggs in the Ethan Hunt basket.
Anyhow, the next time we will see Tom Cruise up on the big screen will be in TRON: Legacy, Oblivion, and Only the Brave director Joseph Kosinski's upcoming Top Gun sequel Maverick. The new Top Gun movie is all set to co-star Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller, Lewis Pullman, Glen Powell, and Ed Harris. And let's not forget the epic return of Batman Forever and The Ghost and the Darkness stars Val Kilmer as Iceman.
Meanwhile, the last time we saw Green Latern on the big screen was back in 2011 when Warner Bros. unleashed Casino Royale and GoldenEye director Martin Campbell's mega-flop version starring Deadpool and Once Upon a Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. Donald De Line produced that flick along with Greg Berlanti from a screenplay written by Berlanti along with Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, and Michael Goldenberg based on the character created by John Broome and Gil Kane. Reynolds' co-stars included Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins. Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed the adaptation back on June 17, 2011, and the $200 million production only managed to snag $219.3 million at the box-office. This story comes to us from We Got This Covered.