HBO Max: "Green Lantern" Gets Green Light


When it comes to big screen adaptations of DC Comics, for the most part Warner Bros. has managed to get DC characters MOSTLY right or have found it along the way. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, Joker...the list goes on the number of times WB gets it right. But one character has never quite been cracked...Green Lantern. While many have fond memories of John Stewart in the animated Justice League series, the 2011 film, which saw Ryan Reynolds play Hal Jordan, is less remembered...more considered a bad dream. Even Reynolds himself jokingly pretends to forget of it's existence. And while the character has succeeded on the small screen in continued animated efforts, the idea of another live-action attempt hasn't happened yet...well until now. And it won't just be about one version of the character, but rather about "a multitude of Lanterns". Variety released this information about plot specifics:

The show 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 will also include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Kilowog, and will also introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.

This is the same series that was announced about a year ago after plans for a Green Lantern Corps. movie fell apart. It has just been greenlit today for 10 one-hour episodes on HBO Max. It will be headed by Greg Berlanti. Although Berlanti is partially responsible for writing the screenplay, after that he became one of the producers of the successful Arrowverse on The CW. He will produce the series and he won't be the only one seeking redemption with this new iteration. His co-writer from the 2011 film, Marc Guggenheim, will also be on board as a writer although showrunner duties will lie with Seth Grahame-Smith (Writer behind The LEGO Batman Movie, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Grahame-Smith will also be a writer on the series alongside Guggenheim.

Hopefully, this time WB finally can get the uniquely colorful and imaginative DC property right in the live-action arena. Stay tuned!

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