The DC Extended Universe may not have any immediate plans to begin production on Green Lantern Corps, but the studio isn’t just letting the project lie still. A series of rumors have been buzzing about over the film’s potential director, and it seems like a new contender just joined the list. According to a new report, another Planet of the Apes creator may be coming to the DCEU.
Thanks to That Hashtag Show (via Omega Underground), a new rumor regarding Green Lantern Corps’ directior has been released. The report suggests that former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt is being eyed to oversee the upcoming DCEU film. The site seems to be basing its claims on a newly discovered casting call, but there has been no official word from any party confirming the rumor.
Wyatt is not the first director who has been attached to Green Lantern Corps as of late. Back in March, Meet The Movie Press reported that David Goyer may be tapped to direct the film. Jeff Sneider revealed he was "hearing David Goyer could very well wind up directing Green Lantern Corps himself.” Right now, Goyer is expected to help pen the film's script, so the writer could also take up residence in the director's chair if Warner Bros. felt so inclined.
Beyond crew announcements, there have been no casting confirmations for Green Lantern Corps, but fans hope the project will gain speed once Justice League’s premieres. According to a recent report by The Wrap, an actor shortlist has been tallied for actors who could play Hal Jordan. Actors such as Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly being looked at for the iconic role. And, no - it doesn’t look like anyone at DC Films is interested in persuading Ryan Reynolds to jump back into his former suit.
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill(Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).