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Does Warner Bros. Want Tom Cruise to Play GREEN LANTERN?

Does Warner Bros. Want Tom Cruise to Play GREEN LANTERN?

Warner Bros. tried to lure Leonardo DiCaprio to play the Joker by hiring Martin Scorsese. Could the studio now be targeting a director who can get Tom Cruise to be their Green Lantern? We discussed it on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with Netflix’s Lost in Space, why Mario is a plumber again, and Diablo 3 coming to the Switch.

Host Jessica Chobot was joined today by our old pal writer Amy Vorpahl, editor Kyle Anderson, and producer Derek Johnson, and they started with a report from The Hashtag Show that Chris McQuarrie could be the top choice to direct the Green Lantern Corps movie. He’s worked with Tom Cruise on a number of films, so could this be a way to get the megastar to sign on as the next member of the Justice League? Is there any chance this could actually happen? Do we hope it does? And if not Hal Jordan, which superhero–or villain–should Tom Cruise play?

We also got a full trailer today for Netflix’s Lost in Space. What do we think of it? Were we fans of the original? Do we like the serious new take, or would we prefer it to be campy like the old series? What are networks trying to tap into with all of these old sci-fi reboots? And is Netflix releasing too many original programs now so none of them feel special?

Finally we wrapped up with some gaming news. After telling us last year Mario was no longer a plumber, Nintendo seems to have quietly changed course again and given him his plunger back. Why do we think they made a big deal about it in the first place, and why are they being so coy about it now? There’s also a new, reputable report from Eurogamer that Diablo 3 will be coming to the Switch. Do we plan on buying it if it does? What other third party games would we love to see arrive on the platform next?

Don’t forget to join us every Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. PT when Nerdist News Talks Back airs live on our YouTube and Alpha channels, and end the week with our new series Nerdist News What the Fridays, exclusively at Alpha Fridays at 1 p.m. PT.

You never know who might show up, including Tom Cruise. What? If it’s possible he could be Green Lantern he can show up to talk about Star Wars with us.

But what did you think about today’s topics? Talk back to us about them in the comments below.

Images: Warner Bros., Nickelodeon

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