That Hashtag Show reports that Warner Bros. Pictures are eyeing screenwriter and director Christopher McQuarrie to helm “GREEN LANTERN CORPS” for DC Films. McQuarrie is best known for winning the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in Bryan Singer’s 1995 crime thriller, “THE USUAL SUSPECTS.”
McQuarrie has since been high in demand writing for such films as “VALKYRIE”, “JACK THE GIANT SLAYER”, “EDGE OF TOMORROW”, and last year’s “THE MUMMY.” McQuarrie has also moved on to directing films such as “JACK REACHER”, “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION” and its upcoming sequel, “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT”, which stars Tom Cruise and Superman himself, Henry Cavill.
Warner Bros. plans to move forward with “GREEN LANTERN CORPS” to give it one of their upcoming release dates in 2020 (February 14th or June 5th). The characters confirmed for the film include an aged Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern, as he trains a young protégé named John Stewart. The studio is looking for a white older male 39-50 for Hal Jordan and a young African-American actor to play John Stewart.
That Hashtag Show speculate that if Christopher McQuarrie signs on to direct “GREEN LANTERN CORPS” for Warner Bros., then he could possibly convince his frequent collaborator, Tom Cruise, to play the aging Hal Jordan as Cruise is 55 and falls into Jordan’s age range.