Yesterday came the news that Warner Bros. Pictures is keen to put one of five DC Comics inspired projects on the fast track so that James Wan’ “Aquaman” wouldn’t be the only DCEU film to open next year.
The one of the five that seemed the most unlikely to be moved forward is “Green Lantern Corps.,” but that might not be the case. Speaking with Meet The Movie Press today, The Tracking-Board’s Jeff Sneider revealed the film’s co-writer David Goyer may step into the director’s chair.
Goyer is currently writing the screenplay alongside Justin Rhodes with Sneider saying:
“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 rumors last month that Simon Kinberg was going to direct the next X-Men movie.
David 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 previously helmed “Blade: Trinity,” “The Unborn” and “The Invisible” along with episodes of his show “Da Vinci’s Demons”. Goyer is also said to be in the mix to helm “Suicide Squad 2,” along with the just rumored “The Shallows” helmer Jaume Collet-Serra.