DC has announced a live-action Green Lantern series for HBO Max with multiple lanterns set in different timelines and galaxies.
WB has been snowballing HBO Max with new and exciting announcements. After AT&T took over the operations of Warner Bros. in 2018, it seems that all the prayers of DC fans are being answered one after the other. According to an announcement by comicbook.com, a live-action Green Lanterns show has been green-lit for the streaming service HBO max. As per the official announcement, it is going to have ‘hour-long episodes, multiple Lanterns, and a story “spanning decades and galaxies.’
Guy Gardener, Alan Scott, and Sinestro will be the major characters
The Green Lantern has probably been the most underused, or should we say misused character in terms of live-action treatment. The harrowing experience of Reynold’s Lantern killed the character in its first live-action appearance in 2011. But, HBO Max has decided to put their past behind and discover the world of the Guardians of the Universe.
We are, finally, going to move past Hal Jordon and watch other Lanterns in action. The official logline from Warner Bros reads:
“Green Lantern will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott — Earth’s first Green Lantern, who, true to the comics, is a gay man — and many more.
The series co-produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television will include Sinestro and Kilowog. It will further introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps. Yes, Lantern fans, we are going to see Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, and more as the Green Lanterns in this show. We are also going to see the Thaal Sinestro of Korugar as the arch-nemesis of the lanterns.
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Arrow writer will pen down the story
Executive producer Greg Berlanti will be teaming up with Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim. You may have heard about Grahame-Smith. If not, you must have seen his work in so many novels and movies. Smith has movies like The Lego Batman, Child’s Play, and IT series accredited to his name. Whereas Guggenheim has co-created the Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow series for CBS network. Betting on the success of Arrowverse DC has handed the Green Lantern reigns to Guggenheim opening further possibilities of a movie crossover in DC Multiverse. Interestingly, he was also one of the producers of the infamous 2011 Green Lantern movie.
DC has finally upped their game in terms of content after the DC FanDome. The Green Lantern show does not have a release date yet, or any information about the cast. But we are keeping our fingers crossed to get a shot of willpower from the Guardian of the Universe. Something that we all need in 2020!