It must've been a crazy week for Geoff Johns! It was announced that he would be stepping down as DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer. He is no going to focus on this Mad Ghost Productions shingle, and is currently writing an producing DC's Green Lantern Corps movie.
We know that the two main characters in the film will be Hal Jordan and John Stewart, and Johns recently teased how the movie will start. If you're familiar with Johns' work on the comic book, you'll know what this tease means and where it might take the story. First off, Johns wrote on Facebook:
"Thanks for all the crazy support today as I take on my dream gig! I especially wanted to give a shout out to my colleagues and friends at DC -- our shared passion burns bright!"
Then came the tease:
"I've waited a LIFETIME to write this...
"ON a GREEN RING soaring through space..."
This is something that fans have seen in Johns' writing for his Green Lantern Corps comic. If this really is the first shot of the film, maybe it will tie into the story arc of where a seasoned Hal Jordan finds himself training the young hotshot rookie John Stewart. It's like a Green Lantern buddy cop story. CB suggests suggested that that the ring may be "in search of a replacement who will ultimately be the novice Green Lantern at the center of the film."
That's all certainly plausible and it wouldn't surprise me if that's the direction the story goes. I hope that's the direction they take it because that could be a really fun story to tell! There's also a lot of fun to be had with these two characters. What do you hope to see happen in the Green Lantern Corps movie?
Green Lantern Corps is said to have a 2020 release date.