Warner Bros. could very well be stepping up the pace with the DC universe in a bid to try and catch-up with Marvel’s dominance of the big screen with a possible fast-tracking of Green Lantern Corps to be released next year alongside James Wan’s Aquaman.
With currently five DC projects under their wing for their next potential release, Green Lantern Corps is looking to pip the rest to the post with screenwriter David Goyer, currently tipped to take the helm on Suicide Squad 2, taking up its director’s chair according to The Tracking Board.
“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 rumours last month that Simon Kinberg was going to direct the next X-Men movie.
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.’”
Goyer, who is responsible for the Green Lantern Corps screenplay alongside Justin Rhodes could just be the perfect choice to direct the movie. Who better to bring his own story to life than the person who wrote it? Goyer is no stranger to the DC universe as Sneider mentioned and Warner Bros. haven’t had much luck in appointing the right director for their DC outings in recent years could this possibly be the answer to turn their fortunes around?