Is George Miller Directing the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ Movie?

After decades and decades of waiting, we’re finally getting a live-action “Justice League” movie next year. But did you know that, nearly a decade ago, we were close to getting a “Justice League” movie from legendary director George Miller?

After the enormous success of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” in 2005, Warner Bros decided to make a live-action “Justice League” movie, starring Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.

Unfortunately, the project was consistently delayed and then ended up being cancelled altogether. It was first due to the Writer’s Guild Strike in 2007, but then ultimately because Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” became a global phenomenon. The studio wanted to take their DC properties in a different direction and produce solo films prior to attempting a “Justice League” movie. That’s why we got “Green Lantern” and “Man of Steel” in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

But this wasn’t the end of Miller’s association with DC Comics. Last summer, we heard rumors that Miller was looking to get back into the DC universe and develop “Man of Steel 2.” Those rumors ended up being false, with Miller saying that, after “Mad Max: Fury Road,” he wanted to make a small film first.

That doesn’t mean he won’t consider making a DC Comics movie in the future. In August, Den of Geek reported that whichever movie Miller decides to make depends entirely on which story interests him the most.

According to Heroic Hollywood, that story is “Green Lantern Corps,” the final movie in the currently announced DC Extended Universe slate. The movie, which releases after “Justice League — Part Two,” doesn’t arrive in theaters until June 2020. That gives Miller plenty of time to develop a small film, as well as another “Mad Max” movie, before taking on DC.

This has not been confirmed by Warner Bros or Miller so take this rumor with a grain of salt. Though, considering Miller’s relationship with the studio and his history with DC Comics, it seems like he’ll eventually direct one of the upcoming DC Comics movies.