What is it with DC movies and the Planet of the Apes franchise? We've known for a while that War for the Planet of the Apes director will be helming the solo Batman movie for the DCEU, and his Apes predecessor Rupert Wyatt is said to be attached to direct the Green Lantern Corps movie.
The news comes from The Hashtag Show, and they also have some character breakdowns for the main characters Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart.
According to them, the studio is looking for someone in their 40s–50s to play an experienced and grizzled Hal Jordan Green Lantern, and they are looking for a young African-American in between 21–30 to play Jon Stewart.
The movie is described to be "Lethal Weapon in space" and it will also have Jordan trying to teach Stewart the ropes on how to be a member of the DCEU's favorite space cops.
Going back to Wyatt, however, he was previously signed on to direct Fox's Gambit movie with Channing Tatum before he had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. As of now, he's prepping for the release of his latest movie, Captive State, and Wyatt is said to have cleared his schedule already for Green Lantern Corps.
Until we get the official announcement from DC, we should take all this news as rumors for now. If they are looking for an aged Hal Jordan, I'm hoping that Nathan Fillion actually gets the part. He already does splendid voicework for the character.
No official release date has been set for Green Lantern Corps, but Justice League is set for a release Nov. 17.