In the same way Geoff Johns reshaped the Green Lantern mythos for DC Comics via 2004’s Green Lantern: Rebirth, the writer has made it clear he plans to do the same for the upcoming Green Lantern Corps movie as it prepares to fit into the Worlds of DC cinematic multiverse.
Johns promises he’ll “reinvent” the character’s movie presence, with fans eager to forget Martin Campbell’s flick, which starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in 2011. Johns (who did consult on that movie) has recognized the mistakes made, and with his cinematic experience a bit more versed now as a key writer in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman franchise, he’s ready for the challenge ahead.
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“It’s a complete re-imagining, just like I did Green Lantern: Rebirth in the comics,” Johns said to IGN at Comic-Con International in San Diego, reminding fans it’s going to be more than just Hal teaming up with John Stewart. “[…] If you’ve read my Green Lantern run… it’s very much in line with some stuff we did in there,” he added.
Johns is one of the most iconic Green Lantern writers of all time, giving us stories like Blackest Night, but which all stemmed from Rebirth. There, he redeemed Hal, who in the ’90s was turned into a cosmic villain and avatar for Parallax, and reinstated him as a leader of the Corps and someone the Justice League could rely on once more.
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Details are scarce at the moment (with no director or cast in place), but with Johns focusing more on movies than comics via his Mad Ghost Productions, fans can expect something grand in terms of his script given how intimate he is with the property. “I’m going to be hopefully delivering a script that Warner loves and DC likes and they want to make it,” Johns concluded, adding it’s “going to celebrate the mythology and reinvent it in a different way.”