Green Lantern is officially rejoining the DC movie universe, with a Green Lantern Corps movie described as “Lethal Weapon in space.”
Both Warner Bros. and DC Comics fans are undoubtedly hoping it will erase their bitter memories of the 2011 Ryan Reynolds movie, a financial and critical flop.
Deadline reports the Green Lantern reboot will feature the most well-known Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, alongside former U.S. Marine sniper John Stewart, another member of the intergalactic crime-fighting unit known as the Green Lantern Corps.
David Goyer is on board to co-write the film with lesser-known screenwriter Justin Rhodes, making this Goyer’s eighth DC adaptation credit, after the Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman. The studio is still a long way away from casting the leads, but actor Sterling K. Brown has already thrown his hat into the ring to play John Stewart.
Green Lantern Corps follows Warner Bros. plan to build a Marvel-style franchise, joining the Justice League spinoffs for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the Flash.