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.
“I’m hearing David Goyer could very well wind up directing Green Lantern Corps himself. When you look at screenwriters that are taking the plunge and directing these movies themselves, we saw rumors last month that Simon Kinberg was going to direct the next X-Men movie. David Goyer is responsible for this entire DC Universe, he wrote Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He wrote Man of Steel, he is the architect, if you will. He is writing and producing Green Lantern Corps, so it’s just very well, what I have heard, one of those situations where he could be like ‘Listen, I think I may be the best guy for the job, nobody knows this like I do.’”
To be fair to Mr. Goyer, we has been a director before (unlike Kinberg). He directed Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, and The Unborn. Oh yeah, he could also settle for directing Suicide Squad 2. Strange times we live in. Honestly, this screams panic button for DC Entertainment. I remember when Warner Bros. was preaching about the creative freedom they give directors to build worlds. Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) and Justin Lin (Aquaman) are definitely name brand directors with their own style. I’d also say that Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer has a style of his own as well, if not the same name recognition. David Goyer doesn’t have either. Green Lantern has already failed before and that was with the guy that helped make James Bond cool again. If Goyer is indeed the man, then I’ll don my Blue Lantern ring and hope for the best but I’m not the biggest optimist in the room I’m sitting in. WB knew that the Squad had to have top talent to get over (and it did btw) and while The Flash and other DC films have struggled to get into production, there is a sense of urgency at the studio that us fans feel everywhere. You can not f*** this up. Not again.