Lanterns Fan Art Shows Glen Powell and Trevante Rhodes as the DCU’s Green Lanterns
Just last week, James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed the first ten projects on their upcoming DC Studios slate that they're calling Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. Among the projects that they've announced were Superman: Legacy, Creature Commandos, Waller, The Authority, The Brave and the Bold, Lanterns, Booster Gold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow and Swamp Thing. One of the hot projects on that list has to be Lanterns due to how long fans have been waiting for a new project that focuses on the Green Lantern Corps. Ever since 2011's failed Green Lantern movie, which started Ryan Reynolds, fans have been wanting a new installment that reboots the franchise, with some even casting the roles on social media. Lanterns will follow both Hal Jordan and John Stewart and one artist believes that Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick, Devotion) and Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight, Mike) should star in the HBO Max series.
An artist on Instagram that goes by the handle of @Clements.Ink created a new concept that imagines bot Powell and Rhodes as the two main Green Lanterns of Earth. In the fan art, both actors get similar costumes with a few tweaks that show off their different personalities. While there aren't any rumored castings for the series, these two are the top two contenders in the fan casting world. You can check out the fan art below!
Gunn and Safran began their jobs as Co-CEO's of DC Studios last year and it's safe to say that the future of DC is looking bright. When the duo was announced by the new Warner Bros. Discovery boss, they released a statement on their excitement for the job.
"We're honored to be the stewards of these DC characters we've loved since we were children," Gunn and Safran added in a joint statement. "We look forward to collaborating with the most talented writers, directors, and actors in the world to create an integrated, multilayered universe that still allows for the individual expression of the artists involved. Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the DC stable of characters is only equaled by our commitment to the wonder of human possibility these characters represent. We're excited to invigorate the theatrical experience around the world as we tell some of the biggest, most beautiful, and grandest stories ever told."
The next DC Studios movie to hit theaters will be Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line describe the film as follows: "Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos. But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy—aka Shazam—and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok) as Shazam; Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (It Chapter Two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising Young Woman) as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (Day Shift) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (This Is Us) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A Dog's Journey) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand ("Second Chances") as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (White Lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Wizard. Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The Fast Saga)."
The film is being directed by David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation) and produced by Peter Safran. Fury of the Gods was written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. Shazam! Fury of the Gods hits theater on March 17th!
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