Regardless that the Ryan Reynolds-led Green Lantern was a essential and business disappointment, DC Comics is getting ready to offer this emerald-lit nook of its universe a second likelihood at cinematic glory. A Green Lantern Corps movie has been in growth for over three years, and whereas Hal Jordan will as soon as once more be one of many leads, he’ll additionally reportedly be joined by John Stewart, one other longtime Inexperienced Lantern. Up to now there’s been no phrase on who DC and Warner Bros is taking a look at to play John within the DCEU, however Michael Inexperienced, who co-wrote the 2011 Inexperienced Lantern film, is hoping that American Gods star Ricky Whittle snags the position. When requested who he would solid as the following Inexperienced Lantern, Inexperienced responded:
I will most likely get offended texts if I do not say what’s in my coronary heart which is that Ricky Whittle would make a incredible John Stewart.
Six years after Inexperienced Lantern did not kick off a brand new sequence of superhero movies like Warner Bros hoped it could, Michael Inexperienced delivered his second superhero film story to the plenty, Logan, which was a giant hit for the X-Males franchise. Whereas Inexperienced acknowledged to Yahoo that he and his Inexperienced Lantern writing companions, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, got here up with lots of concepts for sequels, there aren’t any plans for him to contribute to Inexperienced Lantern Corps. However, that did not cease him from naming Ricky Whittle has his option to play the primary large display iteration of John Stewart.
Beforehand starring on British TV reveals Dream Crew and Hollyoaks, Ricky Whittle’s first declare to fame in america was enjoying Lincoln on The 100. Now he performs Shadow Moon in Starz’s American Gods, which was renewed for a second season. Like most premium cable reveals, American Gods has shorter seasons, so it’s conceivable that Whittle may have time to work on Inexperienced Lantern Corps when he isn’t hanging out with Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednesday. Whittle can be in his mid-30s, which might work for the dynamic that Inexperienced Lantern Corps will reportedly have between Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with an older Jordan appearing as Stewart’s mentor.
David Goyer and Justin Rhodes are co-writing Inexperienced Lantern Corps, which has been described as a Lethal Weapon in space-type journey. Though Justice League featured a number of Inexperienced Lanterns in the course of the battle in opposition to Steppenwolf that came about 1000’s of years in the past, thus far there’s been no set-up for the introduction of the trendy day Emerald Knights within the DCEU. Earlier this yr, actors like Tom Cruise and James Marsden have been rumored to be in consideration for Hal Jordan, however as with John Stewart, we’ve but to study from extra official sources who DC and Warner Bros are eyeing to play him.
Inexperienced Lantern Corps was beforehand scheduled for launch on July 24, 2020, however given all of the adjustments to the DCEU lineup lately, it is unclear if it’ll nonetheless make that date. Try our DC movies guide to see what else the franchise has arising.