‘Green Lantern Corps’: Sterling K. Brown Wants to Play John Stewart

  • He’s a newly minted Marvel star, but Sterling K. Brown is ready to head to another comic book universe.
  • Just hours after news broke that the Green Lantern Corps movie will feature the DC hero John Stewart, actor Sterling K. Brown is throwing his hat into the ring.
  • Namaste #GreenLanternCorps https://t.co/1DTshcKS5M
    — Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) January 13, 2017

    Brown was announced as part of the cast for Marvel’s Black Panther movie last week — just the latest win for the actor, who rose to greater prominence (and won an Emmy) for his acclaimed work on last year’s People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he played prosecutor Christopher Darden.

  • After appearing as the Marvel character Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origin’s Wolverine for Fox, Ryan Reynolds starred in Warner Bros. and DC’s 2011 movie Green Lantern.
  • And as several Twitter users pointed out after this story first published, there have been several direct Marvel Cinematic Universe to DC Extended Universe crossovers.
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    DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’ Finds Writers in David Goyer, Justin Rhodes

  • The DC comic book movie universe keeps expanding at Warner Bros. as the studio has set David Goyer and Justin Rhodes to pen “Green Lantern Corps.”
  • Warner Bros. first tackled “Green Lantern” in the 2011 movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the title character.
  • The film was a disappointment and the studio moved on from the franchise, while Reynolds went on to star in the Marvel movie “Deadpool,” which has since been a massive hit — it’s the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.
  • While that 2011 film focused on Hal Jordan (aka Green Lantern), who will also be featured in this upcoming pic, the Corps is expected to be at the center of this one.
  • Goyer has played a major part in the DC universe over the years, dating back to his days developing the story for Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” franchise.
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    Hugh Jackman pokes fun at ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) — Hugh Jackman poked fun at fellow Marvel star Ryan Reynolds in an Instagram post Thursday.
  • The 48-year-old Australian actor, who plays Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, impersonated Reynolds in a new video following the Deadpool star’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
  • But to quote my favorite actor in the world, the great Australian Hugh Jackman, who, by the way, was People’s Sexiest Man Alive way before me, ‘Americans are the most generous country on the planet.'”
  • Jackman and Reynolds have a playful feud that dates back to November 2015 when Reynolds pretended to be Jackman while wearing his Deadpool makeup.
  • Reynolds received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star Thursday afternoon with wife Blake Lively and their two daughters by his side.
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    ‘Captain Marvel’ Movie To Use Infinity Stone Influence To Avoid ‘Green Lantern’ Similarities?

  • The Captain Marvel movie is yet another addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ensemble and during the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Brie Larson made an appearance.
  • Listen: https://t.co/6asikTuDo0 pic.twitter.com/gIrU7hX8SU
    — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 5, 2016

    “DeConnick’s issues of Captain Marvel captured Carol’s personality in such a wonderful and geeky way, one that ensnared the hearts of lady comic readers (both new and old) everywhere, and it’s going to be hard to let go.”

  • The Captain Marvel and Green Lantern origins entail that both are officers in the military who acquired powers via an alien entity.
  • So what’s the only thing that’s going to make Captain Marvel different from Green Lantern?
  • With Captain Marvel it will be interesting to see where Perlman goes with this as it is Marvel Studios’ mission to maintain their own form of uniqueness when it comes to their movies.
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    ‘Captain Marvel’ Screenwriter Wants to Avoid ‘Green Lantern’ Comparisons — For Very Good Reasons

  • Ryan Reynolds has successfully left the stench of 2011’s Green Lantern behind — and when Captain Marvel hits theaters in 2019, its screenwriter hopes the Marvel hero can do the same.
  • Captain Marvel co-writer Nicole Perlman spoke out about some of the challenges of cracking Carol Danvers’ story for the big screen on the Any Time with Vin Forte podcast (as spotted by Screen Rant), with her also addressing the pressures of writing Marvel Studios’ first female-toplined movie.
  • Meanwhile, In DC Comics lore, Hal Jordan is an Air Force test pilot before encountering a dying alien, receiving the alien’s power ring to gain amazing powers and become a member of the Green Lantern Corp.
  • The problem for Captain Marvel is that fighter pilot-turned hero with alien powers has already been shown on the big screen with 2011’s Green Lantern, which starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.
  • The Green Lantern brand was so damaged for the big screen that Warner Bros. is holding off on introducing Green Lantern — a founding member of the Justice League — until a 2020’s Green Lantern Corps movie, rather than in next year’s Justice League.
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