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Geoff Johns Set to Write “Green Lantern Corps” Movie, Jim Lee Becomes DC Entertainment CCO

Current DC Entertainment publisher Jim Lee will assume the chief creative officer position that Geoff Johns has now left, taking on the duties while continuing to act as publisher with Dan DiDio. The two have jointly held the post since 2010. Johns will now become a content producer, launching his own production house, Mad Ghost Productions. So look forward to seeing that alongside many future DC Comics adaptations. Geoff Johns will next write and produce “Green Lantern Corps,” and fans will remember Geoff also co-produced 2011’s “Green Lantern.”

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Jessica and Baz for “Green Lantern Corps” movie?

Possible leaks suggest that Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz may, in fact, be the Lanterns starring in the “Lethal Weapon-like” film, “Green Lantern Corps” (which, if true, smell strongly of the involvement of Geoff Johns). The leaks suggest they are in search of Hal Jordan, who has been missing since the events of the Justice League movie:

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Who will play Hal Jordan?

Speculation continues to rage across forums and social media as to which Hollywood star will play Hal Jordan in the upcoming Green Lantern Corps movie. It is slated for 2020 and focuses on the Green Lanterns of Earth – Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Guy Gardner – as they battle the Sinestro Corps and their yellow power rings. The Jordan role will be central to the story and several leading lights are in the running to land this exciting part. Here are the top contenders:

Tom Cruise

The big rumor this month is that studio execs are trying to convince Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie to direct this movie. The last Green Lantern film did not the commercial success they hoped for, so they are taking no chances with the reboot and they are hell-bent on securing the best talent available. McQuarrie fits the bill, as he has made a success of various Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher blockbusters. If the studio bosses convince him to sign on the dotted line it could provide an added and most welcome bonus: Tom Cruise. The superstar action man has worked with McQuarrie on a range of films, including Valkyrie as well as Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher instalments, so they clearly respect one another and enjoy working together. Cruise has played all manner of high-profile roles over the years, but he has never been a superhero, and Green Lantern Corps could allow him to scratch that itch.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal’s star continues to rise as he stars in big-money blockbusters and quirky, critically acclaimed movies. When high-profile roles like Hal Jordan or Batman are up for grabs, his name is typically near the top of the list with bookmakers, so you will see it if you check Sportsbetting.ag for odds on favorites. Several sources with inside information on the movie say Gyllenhaal is on the shortlist of candidates, and he certainly has the star quality and acting skills to pull if off with aplomb.

Ryan Reynolds

Could Reynolds be tempted back to reprise the role of Jordan that he played in 2011? Stranger things have happened. He was burned by the failure of the 2011 movie and he has since gone on to enjoy greater acclaim in the Deadpool franchise, but he could be intrigued by the possibility of making a strong Green Lantern movie as a cathartic exercise. He said recently: “Deadpool always knew what it was. With Green Lantern, I don’t think anyone ever figured out exactly what it was. That isn’t to say the hundreds of men and women didn’t work their fingers to the bone to make it as good as possible. It also fell victim to the process in Hollywood, which is like poster first, release date second, script last. At the time, it was a huge opportunity for me so I was excited to try and take part in it.” That is not exactly a promising indictment, but never say never.

Bradley Cooper

Cooper is a four-time Oscar nominee so he would bring a huge dose of credibility to the role, and he also has blockbuster pedigree. Aside from voicing Rocket Racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, he has never starred in a superhero movie. He could be swayed by a cracking script and the chance to boost his profile further, as there is a chance that a new superhero universe will be spawned if Green Lantern Corps takes off, while Green Lantern could also cross over into Justice League. There are other leading candidates, including Armie Hammer and Joel McHale, but Cooper stands out as a bigger name.

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Tom Cruise for Hal Jordan in the GLC movie? Chris McQuarrie directing?

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Making the rounds in movie news this week is that Chris McQuarrie being courted to direct the “Green Lantern Corps” movie… and Tom Cruise might be on the short list (no pun intended) of actors targeted for playing an older, more experienced Hal Jordan to a younger, new recruit John Stewart.

Maybe 10, 15 years ago would be ideal, but wouldn’t he be a picture perfect Hal Jordan? And if he’s a little nutty… perfect. He can go full-Parallax.

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Justice League: Mortal Script Review

Written by Eric Cahill

 

A few years back, rumors swirled that DC was just going to go ahead and do a goddamn Justice League movie. At some point they hired a director, hired all the actors, and spent millions getting it going (mostly due to legal stuff that is incredibly shady but still). But it seemed absurd! It seemed like it was created with the sole purpose of getting the attention of fanboy blogging and entertainment news soundbites. No way was this ever a project that was actually happening, no one was having these meetings, it was all some Bizarro PR campaign to promote Common’s album, who the hell knows. Of course, the project really was happening (until it suddenly wasn’t) and somehow the script really was written (and recently leaked). And believe it or not, it reads exactly as a script produced for a completely fake and completely weird PR campaign would read. I honestly couldn’t even have imagined exactly what that was until, Shazam, I read it. Let’s dig in. Spoilers ahoy.

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Rumor: “Green Lantern Corps” Screenwriter David Goyer Could Become Director

 

So we already know for sure that Green Lantern Corps will be/is being written by Justin Rhodes (Fantastic Voyage) and David Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel). Now comes an offhand comment on a podcast by TheWrap.com writer Jeff Sneider saying that Goyer might pull a Simon Kinberg and want to take the reigns of the camera into his hands, in addition to his producer role as well. Hit the jump for quote and bring your grain of salt with you.

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