Recently, it was reported that, in an attempt to not have only one DC film released in 2018, Warner Bros. would fast-track one of five superhero films in their slate to begin filming this year. Perhaps the most surprising entry on that list was #GreenLanternCorps The movie is currently slated to hit theaters in 2020, but if picked by the studio to begin production this year, it would have to be moved up two years.
Given the heavy shifting around that would entail, it would have been easy to write it off the candidate list. But now a new rumor has surfaced that suggests Warner Bros. is indeed moving forward with the space adventure faster than we thought.
During his Meet The Movie Press podcast, Variety and The Wrap writer Jeff Sneider spoke about about Warner Bros.' plan to fast-track one movie for next year, and stated:
"I'm hearing David Goyer, could very well wind up directing 'Green Lantern Corps' himself."
As with any rumor, we should take this with a grain of salt. But it does make sense if you think about it. After all, #DavidGoyer is co-writing the Green Lantern Corps. screenplay alongside Justin Rhodes, and it's not uncommon for a writer to tackle director duties as well. He's also been intimately involved with the DCEU from the beginning. The only question is...
Is He The Right Choice For The Film?
In regard to style, there's no doubt he'd do great. Green Lantern Corps. will obviously be a special effects-heavy superhero movie. Considering the fantastical and out-of-this-world comic book aesthetics, it needs a director who can visually translate that into live-action. Goyer definitely has the ability to do that. The thing is, the #DCEU movies are all very aesthetically pleasing, but they lack a strong structure when it comes to characters and plot.
On that point, when it comes to David S. Goyer, it could go either way. He doesn't have the best critical track record. Yes, as a writer he's been involved in hits like Blade and Batman Begins. Two movies that, in their respective eras, redefined the superhero genre.
But it's a different story as director. He's given us critically-panned movies like The Invisible, and, most notably, Blade: Trinity.
With that in mind, we've seen several times instances where a director who's made terrible movies in the past bring his best and deliver an amazing product, and vice versa. So with as little information about the direction the film as we have right now, it's hard to judge how his storytelling approach will impact the film.
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Still, we must remember that this is a rumored possibility, so it's in no way confirmed that Goyer will indeed helm Green Lantern Corps. In the case it does end up happening, he definitely has potential as a storyteller, so we should keep our minds open about it.
Do you think the rumor of David S. Goyer helming Green Lantern Corps. is true? Will he do a good job? Let me know what you think in the comments!
[Source: Meet The Movie Press]