• DC’s “Green Lantern Corps” hits theaters on June 19, 2020.

DC’s “Green Lantern Corps” hits theaters on June 19, 2020. (Photo : Twitter/@MovieWeb)

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are actively developing "Green Lantern Corps" and are on the lookout for the right actor to fill in the shoes of Hal Jordan.

There's still a long way to go before "Green Lantern Corps" hits theaters in 2020. For now, there has been no actor confirmed for the film. According to The Wrap, there is already a shortlist for the role, with a couple of familiar names on the list.

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The list includes Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, Joel McHale and Jake Gyllenhaal. The biggest surprise in this list is Reynolds, who previous portrayed Green Lantern in the titular 2011 film; however, his return is highly unlike as he previously said he isn't going to appear in future DC films. He's also currently portraying a more popular and successful character, Deadpool.

Cooper is also another strong contender for the role. He also auditioned for the role of Hal Jordan in the 2011 "Green Lantern" movie, but lost the role to Reynolds. However, Cooper's involvement in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" makes it less likely for Cooper to switch sides.

Hammer, on the other hand, is constantly being linked to the role presently. For months, there have been rumors that he would be joining the DC Extended Universe as Hal Jordan. However, he has denied the rumors and that he has never been in discussions for the role.

On the other hand, "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Knight is also interested in playing a role in "Green Lanter Corps". The actor expressed his desire to portray John Stewart. Knight, however, has been cast in Marvel's "Black Panther," due in theaters 2018.

Meanwhile, David Goyer has been tasked to write the script for "Green Lantern Corps" together with Justin Rhodes, Deadline reported. "Green Lantern Corps" has been described as "Lethal Weapon" that is set in space.

The upcoming "Green Lantern Corps" movie is set said to focus on two characters: Hal Jordan and John Stewart. John worked as an African-American Marine sniper before joining the Lantern Corps. The movie will revolve on John as a rookie Green Lantern and his relationship with the more experienced Hal and the rest of the Corps.