Like most DCEU projects announced before the commercially lackluster Justice League prompted Warner Bros. to rethink their plans, updates on the Green Lantern Corps movie have been few and far between for the past year. But while it certainly doesn’t look like the film is on course to make its previously announced 2020 release date, one rumor suggests that the studio is at least starting to think about who they’ll want in the main cast.
Popular leaker Daniel Richtman has alleged via his Patreon page that Zac Efron of The Greatest Showman fame is being looked at for an undisclosed role in the film, prompting speculation that he might be the next Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner. And while this claim remains unverified, confirmed news on Green Lantern Corps is so vague these days that it feels like just about anything could happen with the project, making Efron about as plausible a candidate as any for a lead role.
To be fair, one thing we do know about the film is that major DC player Geoff Johns has been working on the script. Last year, the Wonder Woman 1984 scribe told IGN that Green Lantern Corps will be “a complete reimagining” of the property that will “celebrate the mythology and reinvent it in a different way,” while also adding that the screenplay will be “very much inline” with elements from Johns’ own run with the Green Lantern comics.
In any case, the DCEU’s release schedule beyond 2020 is currently looking pretty mysterious, so for we all know, the Green Lantern Corps movie could be one of the first in line after Wonder Woman 1984 comes out on June 5th next year. Next on the agenda, however, is Shazam!, which is set to hit theaters on April 5th, 2019.