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No, Tom Cruise isn’t “in the running” for Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern Corps movie (at least, not yet)

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A lot of articles are spreading like wildfire in the past couple of days about Tom Cruise being “in the running” for Hal Jordan in the “Green Lantern Corps” film but he has one condition: he dies in the script, but he doesn’t want to. If they change this in the script, he’s all good.

There is a couple of very obvious things wrong with this.

As has been well documented, after his simultaneous ousting as CCO of DC and President of WB Entertainment, as a consolation prize Geoff Johns was and has been tapped to write a first draft on the “Green Lantern Corps” screenplay there is no guarantee they will even use. It is neither complete nor turned in yet, nor given the thumbs up by WB as any kind of, “OK, this is something we want to move forward on.” As Geoff Johns has admitted in interviews, he “hopes” WB likes it and the hope is that they would proceed with his vision. “Hopes” being the operative word. They could very easily pass on it, as they passed on his script wrote in tandem with Ben Affleck for the original version of “The Batman” that Ben Affleck was going to direct.

There are several key words in there. The long and the short of it is that there is no script yet, the casting process is a long ways off (like, you know, when WB knows what movie it is they’re shooting, as they haven’t even read Geoff’s script yet because it doesn’t exist). Tom Cruise cannot be “in the running” if the casting process is still in the distance. Can you imagine pitching Tom Cruise right now?

WB: “Hi, Tom. A word?”

Tom Cruise: “Hey, sure! What’s up, WB?”

WB: “You want to play Hal Jordan in our new Green Lantern Corps movie?”

Tom Cruise: “Eh… I dunno. The last one was kind of iffy. Wasn’t that the one co-produced by Geoff Johns? That word is around Hollywood, you gave full veto authority to, creatively?”

WB: “Yeah! It’s funny you mention him. He’s the guy that’s writing the script of the new one.”

Tom Cruise: “Oh.”

WB: “Well what do you say? Are you in?”

Tom Cruise: “Jeeze, I dunno. I guess I’d need to read a script first. Can you send one to my agent?”

WB: “Doesn’t exist yet. But Geoff Johns is a great guy! He used to work for Richard Donner in like the 90s for little bit, as he mentions in many, many interviews you can Google. You may remember Richard Donner from SUPERMAN! #richarddonner”

Tom Cruise: “Ehhh… right, but… so you basically have nothing for me to look at right now? Fallout’s doing pretty great but I certainly don’t want another Mummy…”

WB: “Nope! But are you in?”

You can see how absurd that is, yes? Nothing to see here, folks. Everything you read on the internet isn’t true.

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REVIEW: Green Lanterns #53

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When you’ve read as many comics as I have, you tend to start noticing patterns. Certain arc don’t feel like they matter in the grand scheme of things, Which is completely fine, after all if every single arc had cosmic shattering consequences they would ultimately lose their significance. Still as comic readers we desire some sort of hook to keep us invested if even the stakes aren’t on a grand scale. Perhaps that happens in this issue? Warning the following review will contain spoilers, so remember to read your comic before continuing on. You have been warned.

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Stjepan Sejic Shows Off Art from Discarded JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY Issues

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So yeah. Unfortunately, Justice League Odyssey is delayed. But on the bright side, Scott Snyder is totally killing it on Justice League and even Justice League Dark looks promising. But neither of those features Jessica Cruz so whatevs, right? Thankfully, artist Stjepan Sejic is gracious enough to lend a helping hand to us needy lantern fans. To ride us over until the actual series releases, he’s provided a fresh look at the issues that were discarded. Take a look below!

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REVIEW: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50

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The time has come, the epic series finale that we’ve all been waiting for. A final showdown between two warring factions, both who have their own ways of enforcing peace. Will this issue nail the landing? Warning the following review will contain spoilers, so please read your comic before reading this review. Trust me you don’t want this one spoiled for you. You have been warned.

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REVIEW: Green Lanterns #52

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Epic space battles, a cosmic horror inside the central power batter, while a giant armada rains destruction upon a defenseless planet. Sounds like a normal day for the Corps. Warning the following review will contain spoilers, so remember to read your comic before going reading further. You have been warned.

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Geoff Johns gives incomprehensible, stammering update on his GLC movie script

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According to Geoff Johns, his “Green Lantern Corps” script is shaping up to be not like Guardians of the Galaxy “Because James Gunn did such a great job on that, but you got to look at it like… I don’t want to get into it, either.” Also other gems emerge, like, “What do you do to try and reintroduce a concept and a group of characters and make it – this applies to everything I work on – but as a writer, and that’s what I really wanted to get back to, is being the writer, when I do my comics I feel I have more control over the minutae, because the minutae it does matter.” Everybody got that? Basically “I like control.” Also, he offered a comment on the suits in the previous “Green Lantern” film, (which he also co-produced): “I look at what they did with those suits. Look, I have so many opinions that I won’t say.” Hopefully he will keep us updated!

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REVIEW: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #49

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The tension is ever growing. The final battle between the Swords of Justice aka The Darkstars and The Shields of Justice aka The Green Lantern Corps is coming to ahead. A fight that started when a  once proud Green Lantern fell to the darkside. Strange bedfellows rally together to prevent the ultimate form of Justice from taking place! Warning the following review will contain spoilers! So remember to read your comic before. You have been warned.

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Geoff Johns to reinvent the mythos for GLC movie

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“I’m going to be hopefully delivering a script that Warner loves and DC likes and they want to make it,” Johns concluded, adding it’s “going to celebrate the mythology and reinvent it in a different way.”

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“Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” Announced for Spring 2019

 

In spring 2019, the Justice League returns for Justice League vs. The Fatal Five. Originally composed of supercriminals Tharok, Emerald Empress, Validus, Mano and the Persuader, the Fatal Five were first introduced in 1967 and are more commonly associated with the Legion of Super-Heroes. While they have appeared in animation before, both on Justice League Unlimited and on the Legion of Superheroes animated series, they’ve been largely dormant for a while (though Emerald Empress did play a key role in the recent Justice League vs. Suicide Squad comic book event). This is an original story, and there’s much we don’t know about it.

 

via WorldsFinest

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