Though there are no Superman and Green Lantern movies in DC Films’ current slate of upcoming projects, Warner Bros. is looking to give the two superhero properties another shot on the big screen.
According to a new report by Variety, the top brass at Warner Bros. have been in talks to a number of high-profile talents that could potentially give a new twist to the Superman story, which has already been rebooted twice in the last 13 years — first in 2006 with Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, and in 2013 with Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Warner Bros. is said to have had discussions with J.J. Abrams, whose company Bad Robot signed a massive first-look deal with the studio just last month. And earlier this year, Warner Bros. also reportedly had a meeting with Michael B. Jordan, who pitched the studio his own take on Superman.
Though it’s not clear whether Warner Bros. loves Jordan’s idea, the Black Panther actor was not ready to commit to taking on the film as he has a number of ongoing projects on his plate, and because filming on the movie doesn’t seem likely to happen in the near future. Since there’s no script and no director attached to the movie, sources said that the next Superman film is unlikely to hit theaters before 2023.
Unlike the Superman movie, the next Green Lantern film, Green Lantern Corps, already has a writer in Geoff Johns, who is expected to deliver the script at the end of the year. Insiders said that Green Lantern Corps may also be presented to Abrams and his company Bad Robot to find out if they would be interested in producing the movie.
However, there’s also speculation that Johns would like to work on the movie with Arrowverse co-creator Greg Berlanti, as they’re already teaming up on a Green Lantern TV series.
Though plot details on Green Lantern Corps are being kept under wraps, the film has been described as a buddy space cop movie featuring Hal Jordan and John Stewart as the lead characters
There will be no more DC Films-produced movies coming out in the rest of 2019, but next year, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) and Wonder Woman 1984 are set to hit theaters on February 7th and June 5th, respectively.