Quentin Tarantino Turned Down 'Green Lantern': What if He Had Directed It? Posted December 3, 2009 by Harley W. LondQuentin Tarantino likes comic books. Just not enough to direct a movie based on one. According to a report at MTV News, Tarantino was offered the directing gig for the big-screen version of DC Comics' 'Green Lantern' but turned it down. tags green lanternGreenLanternmartin campbellMartinCampbellquentin tarantinoQuentinTarantinoryan reynoldsRyanReynoldscategories MoviesRelated ArticlesThe 'Life' Writers Talk About the Movie's Shocking TwistWatch Jake Gyllenhaal FaceTime Ryan Reynolds During 'Late Night' to Prove They're Friends'Life' Writers Talk Technological Advances, That 'Venom' Rumor, and 'Deadpool 2'Ryan Reynolds & Stephen Colbert Mock Green Lantern's 'Dumb Superpower'