It may not be the darkest night for The Green Lantern fans – remember this movie? — but it’s certainly not the brightest day either.
After several years of development, it seems that the The Green Lantern The TV series that was supposed to be headed to HBO Max is instead returning to the drawing board. The Hollywood Reporter says the show just lost its original showrunner, Seth Grahame-Smith, after he had already penned scripts for eight episodes of the show. Additionally, the two actors previously cast on the show, Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner and Jeremy Irvine as Alan Scott, are no longer on the show. Although the series is not totally dead, it does mean that it has lost one of its main creators. and its two main stars.
By THRthe reason for the delay and departures is a decision within Warner Bros. Discovery to totally rework the series to make it another Green Lantern character…
Sources say John Stewart’s character was irrelevant to producers who envisioned the show as focusing on the first Green Lantern, Alan Scott and Guy Gardner, as well as a “slew of other Lanterns – family favorites.” comics forever – heroes already seen. With the recent exit of DC Comics lead Walter Hamada, the decision was made to start over and build the show around John Stewart, the character who first appeared in the early 1970s and inspired by Sidney Poitier.
The news comes as all sorts of DC movies and shows seem to be up in the air following the Warner Bros. merger. and Discovery. The newly formed company has already canceled several DC projects, including one bat girl film that has already been shot and a series called Strange Adventures. In a few weeks, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran will head up DC Films, though THR claims this last delay for the The Green Lantern the series has nothing to do with their recent hiring.
Poor Green Lantern. First the Ryan Reynolds movie, and now this one. He’s one of DC’s most interesting characters. Why is it so difficult to adapt to the big and small screens? It does not mean anything.
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