Tom Cruise Reportedly Eyed to Play New Green Lantern

The speculation emerges as the Warner Bros. is reportedly trying to recruit Chris McQuarrie, who has worked with Cruise on several films, to direct 'Green Lantern Corps'.

AceShowbiz - Is %cTom Cruise% wanted for the new Green Lantern movie? Warner Bros. is courting Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie to direct "Green Lantern Corps", the new iteration of the DC comic books, according to That Hashtag Show. McQuarrie has worked with the 55-year-old actor on several films, including "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", the upcoming "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" and "Jack Reacher".

WB was previously reported trying to lure %cLeonardo DiCaprio% to play the Joker by hiring Martin Scorsese for an origin movie about the Batman villain. Thus, speculation emerges that the studio is trying to recruit the three-time Golden Globe Award winner by bringing McQuarrie for the "Green Lantern" reboot.

Should the rumor be true, Cruise may play a more experienced Hal Jordan or he could play another version of the superhero or a villainous character in the movie.

Back in January 2017, TheWrap reported that Cruise and several other actors were on the shortlist of candidates to play Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern Corps". According to the site, %cJoel McHale%, %cBradley Cooper%, %cArmie Hammer% and %cJake Gyllenhaal% were also on the shortlist. The site also said DC was considering whether to bring back %cRyan Reynolds%, who played Jordan in the 2011 film, in the role.

At the time, the casting process was in the very early stages and no talks with any of the actors occurred yet.

As for the helming duty, "The Dark Knight" trilogy writer David S. Goyer and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt were previously rumored considered to be in charge of the movie, though the deal was never sealed.

A brief logline for "Green Lantern Corps" reportedly reads, "Former test pilot Hal Jordan, now a veteran of the intergalactic group of protectors of peace and justice known as the Green Lantern Corps, mentors young recruit John Stewart."

While it remains to be seen if Cruise will slip into the green suit, the actor can be seen in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout", which will hit theaters across the nation on July 27. He reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in the sixth installment of the action spy film franchise, joined by the likes of %cHenry Cavill%, %cRebecca Ferguson (II)%, %cSimon Pegg%, %cAlec Baldwin%, %cVing Rhames%, %cSean Harris% and %cMichelle Monaghan% in the cast.

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