GREEN LANTERN Conversations Are Happening According To AMERICAN GODS Star Ricky Whittle

GREEN LANTERN Conversations Are Happening According To AMERICAN GODS Star Ricky Whittle

GREEN LANTERN Conversations Are Happening According To AMERICAN GODS Star Ricky Whittle

"I've had conversations, and to be in the conversation is a big honor.That's all I can really ask for," says British actor Ricky Whittle on potentially playing Green Lantern John Stewart or Simon Baz.

Where does WB's Green Lantern Corps. film stand in the wake of the DCEU's shift from a shared universe to individual movies based around successful franchises? That's still a mystery but it sounds as if 'something' is going on behind the scenes, as American Gods star Ricky Whittle reveals that he's had talks about starring in the reboot.

"The character Green Lantern needs to be reborn. Even Ryan Reynolds came up with that when he killed himself in the Deadpool credits, which was hilarious. I'd love to be a part of that universe, whether it be John Stewart or Simon Baz, maybe. They are both characters I would be honored to play."

It's interesting that Whittle brings up Simon Baz, as most comic book fans assumed that the buddy-cop team-up film would star Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

Whittle went on to state, "We know that Green Lantern Corps is coming out. I've had conversations, and to be in the conversation is a big honor. That's all I can really ever ask for. Lots of fans have been campaigning for me. If they can get me Green Lantern, too, we are going to have to do something special. I'm going to have to start doing tours in full costume and go and watch with all the fans. But, yeah, I would love to be a part of that world. Hopefully, they do it justice this time."

The last bit of news on the project came in 2018 when David Goyer and Justin Rhodes were hired to pen the script. By June of that year, Geoff Johns was hired to do a rewrite that would draw heavily from his New 52 comic book run. 

Christopher McQuarrie has previously stated in interviews that he's also had discussions with WB to potentially direct the project but nothing concrete ever materialized. Back when the DCEU film slate was unveiled in December 2018, Green Lantern Corps. was given a July 24, 2020 release date, but now seems highly unlikely to meet it given how little progress has occurred.
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