Back in October 2014, Warner Bros. announced their sprawling DC Comics movie universe, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice kicking off a massive 10-movie slate that will unfold over the next four years. The very last project on this list is Green Lantern Corps., slated for release on June 19, 2020. Aside from a brief sneak peek video that debuted during The CW's superhero special, we haven't heard or seen anything from this movie thus far. Since no cast members have signed on yet, many are wondering when we'll get our first glimpse at Green Lantern Corps., and it seems that may not happen for three more years, at least. Here's what producer Charles Roven had to say in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out. So there's the possibility that he may or may not be in Justice League Part 2. For now, we felt that we were introducing enough characters that the best possible place we could put Green Lantern is some introduction in Justice League 2, or barring that, a movie after."
As it stands right now, there is only one movie between Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019) and Green Lantern Corps (June 19, 2020), which is Cyborg (April 3, 2020). It's easy to see why Warner Bros. wants to take its time with the character, since we're just five years removed from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern movie, starring Ryan Reynolds. Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman admitted that the 2011 movie wasn't great, but the character deserves to have a high-quality movie.
"[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He's actually multiple incredible characters. There's real opportunity there. We didn't do a great job on that first Green Lantern movie. This is a character who deserves to be treated in the same way that Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are being treated now, which is with great reverence. I guess I can say to the Green Lantern fans: if they can be patient with us, I think they'll be really happy."
There has been speculation that both Hal Jordan and John Stewart could be featured in Green Lantern Corps., but nothing has been confirmed yet, and the studio hasn't attached a writer or director quite yet. Actors such as Tyrese Gibson and Lance Gross and, most recently, D.B. Woodside have expressed their interest in playing John Stewart, but it doesn't seem like casting will begin in earnest for quite some time. Who would you like to see play Hal Jordan and John Stewart in Green Lantern Corps.?