Wyatt Wanted For “Green Lantern Corps.”?

It has been a busy holiday weekend for DC movie rumors from an apparent “Aquaman” teaser trailer description to a rumored list of “Batgirl” actress contenders. Both rumors originated on Reddit and so far neither has had any serious secondary confirmation – making them highly speculative at best.

Today a rumor with a little bit more weight to it has arrived over at That Hashtag Show which reports that they have confirmed that “The Gambler” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt is currently attached to helm “Green Lantern Corps.” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Trying to avoid the pitfalls of the previous 2011 Ryan Reynolds-led film which adopted a standard superhero origin tale, the new film has been dubbed “Lethal Weapon in Space” and will see forty-something former military test pilot and Green Lantern veteran Hal Jordan mentoring a twenty-something former military sniper and fresh recruit John Stewart.

In the past Wyatt has said prefers to direct his own screenplays. David Goyer and Justin Rhodes have penned the new GL script which is expected to incorporate some of Stewart’s comic book origins.

Wyatt is in post-production now on his sci-fi thriller “Captive State” opening late next year. “Green Lantern Corps.” is not due out in cinemas until July 2020.