AceShowbiz - Back in 2018, there was a rumor that Christopher McQuarrie was somehow involved in the development of a Green Lantern movie for Warner Bros. It turns out that he wasn't only coming up with an idea for the Green Lantern project, but also for a new Superman movie with Henry Cavill.
A fan recently asked the filmmaker on Twitter about past word that he was being eyed for "Green Lantern Corps". The Academy Award-winning screenwriter responded by saying that he indeed had an idea for a Green Lantern movie that would be attached to a Superman project he and Cavill were developing together, but the studio turned down their pitch.
"Too complicated to explain. It tied into the Superman movie that Cavill and I were proposing. No takers," McQuarrie wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "Green Lantern was a written proposal. Superman was a pitch," he added in another post. "It certainly could have."
McQuarrie didn't detail the story that he pitched for the Superman and Green Lantern movies, but he hinted that the studio ghosted him. "They never said no. They just never moved on it. This was just before Fallout was released. And no, I would not reconsider. There's too many other things I want to do," he wrote, firmly turning down the possibility of him being involved in the DC movies again should the studio move forward with them in the future.
McQuarrie went on calling out WB for rejecting many of his ideas. "The studios have never cared for my original ideas. They prefer that I fix their broken ones," he wrote.
The director, who has worked with Cavill in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" revealed that he had been attached to "The Prisoner", also developed at WB, many years ago, but he was fired before he could begin the screenwriting process.
Cavill is still on board to portray the Man of Steel, but WB doesn't seem to be interested in making a Superman movie in the foreseeable future. As for McQuarrie, he has moved on by working on "Top Gun: Maverick" as the scribe.