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RUMOR: An Incredible Director And A Synopsis For GREEN LANTERN CORPS? Yes, Please!


As with any rumor, please take all of the following with a grain of salt. Having said that, if this pans out, we are going to be bugging out over here at Revenge of The Fans because this sounds AWESOME!

According to That Hashtag Show, Warner Bros. is currently eyeing Christopher McQuarrie to direct Green Lantern Corps.

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The Academy Award-winning writer of The Usual Suspects, and director of the last two Mission: Impossible (ROGUE NATION and the upcoming FALLOUT) films, is currently being eyed to bring Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and the other lanterns into the DCU.

Through THS, we’ve also laid eyes on the rumored synopsis for the film:

Former test pilot Hal Jordan, now a veteran of the intergalactic group of protectors for peace and justice known as the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, mentors young recruit John Stewart.

Green Lantern Corps is being written by David Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel) alongside Justin Rhodes. Goyer is also attached to produce.

McQuarrie makes a lot of sense for the studio. He is adept at directing action and has done it well with big casts. His rumored involvement also leads us to ask another question as our imaginations run wild with fan-casting ideas:

Can he please get Tom Cruise to meet for the role of Hal Jordan?!?! McQuarrie and Cruise have a relationship that runs deep. Whether as a writer or as a director, McQuarrie has worked with Cruise on ValkyrieEdge of TomorrowJack Reacher 2, and the aforementioned pair of M:I movies.

Casting breakdowns, also provided by THS, describe a Hal Jordan that would be perfect for Mr. Cruise.

Hal Jordan: Caucasian, 39 – 50. A former military test pilot, he is now a veteran of the Green Lantern Corps.

John Stewart: African- American male, 21 – 30. Prior to joining the Green Lantern Corp, he was a sniper in the military.

Yes we know Cruise is 55 years old but he would make sense as the older Hal looking to hand the Lantern reins over to the younger John Stewart. And we know he’s shown interest in comic book movies before, having flirted with playing Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, before the role eventually went to Robert Downey Jr.

Going this Lethal Weapon-style team/buddy cop route instead of another solo film isn’t all that surprising when you consider that Warner Bros. wants to put as much distance as possible between this and the disappointing 2011 movie that starred Ryan Reynolds. Turning this into a team movie not only takes the origin story out of the equation, it probably means this one will spend most of its time in space. More sci-fi, less earthbound superheroics should help make it a different film than that of anything else currently in the DCEU.

What do you think of Christopher McQuarrie possibly directing Green Lantern Corps?  Who would you like to see play Hal Jordan and John Stewart? Let us know in the comments!

Green Lantern Corps could arrive as soon as 2020.


Mike Marchant

  • oliver_chang

    how credible is the source?

    • oliver_chang

      Top Gun pilot Hal
      or they could just hire Ryan Reynolds to play the old Hal =P

  • josh

    No to Cruise. I’m sorry, the expose’s on scientology and his involvement have ruined him for me.

    • Ben Alexander

      you mean to say you liked him when he was jumping up and down on a coach like a complete fool?

  • randomironicname

    You lost me at Tom Cruise. Too busy throwing up to finish reading.

  • Ben Alexander

    Really Tom Cruise………. I’d rather not have the movie made than see him cast as Hal Jordan.

  • No to Tom Cruise as HJ.

  • DKnight007

    McQuarrie would be a great hire. Cruise would be an interesting choice. He has the skills and the pedigree. I respect him since he is one of the few actors that does most of his own stunts as well. Showing Hal die in a heroic way and tease Parallax in the end could be emotional. Bradley Cooper would be a better overall choice though. John Boyega and Daniel Kaluuya would be ideal choices as John Stewart.

  • DKnight007

    Fact of the matter most of Cruise films have been successes. The Mission
    Impossible franchise has been a hit for Paramount and those films have all been good and entertaining IMO. Jack Reacher films were good and so was Edge of Tomorrow. A few misses like Oblivion and and The Mummy. Mummy wasn’t his fault, just poor execution and force feeding Dark Universe. American Made was an underrated film. He would fit the role of a vet Hal recruiting and mentoring his eventual replacement. The key thing with the GLC film is the budget needs to be 150 million max. Tone should be a mix of Lethal Weapon, Guardians of Galaxy and Star Wars.

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