Sadly, we have to report that Batgirl’s sidelining isn’t the end of the DC media-related carnage coming from Warner Bros. Discovery. Thanks to our trusted and verified source, we can confirm that the upcoming Green Lantern HBO Max live-action series has been cancelled. The series was still in development, with only a few actors publicly linked to the lead roles, and sadly, it looks like it won’t be going any further.
The cancellation of the Green Lantern HBO Max series had been previously rumored, among others by industry leaker Greatphase. However, thanks to our source, we can exclusively confirm that the show will not see its brightest day. Greg Berlanti first announced the series in 2019, adding that instead of the 2011 flop that focused on Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, the series would more prominently feature the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic group of heroes Jordan was part.
Various Lanterns Coming to HBO Max
The Green Lantern series will focus on various Green Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott.
A THR report reveals that sources close to the project have said progress is still being made on the series, which has yet to receive a release date. It is the most expensive series ever produced by Berlanti Productions, the company that previously ran The CW’s DC “Arrowverse” shows.
Cast and Crew
There were also casting announcements. Finn Wittrock, best known for “American Horror Story,” was cast as Guy Gardner.
Jeremy Irvine, from “Mama Mia: Here We Go Again” and “War Horse,” was cast as the original human Green Lantern, Alan Scott. There are also reports, though unconfirmed, that “Game of Thrones” Tobias Menzies has been cast as the legendary Green Lantern villain Sinestro. Casting for the series is still ongoing as of this writing.
As for the names behind the camera, the main developers come in the form of Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, the bosses behind many of the CW’s Arrowverse DC shows, and Seth-Graham-Smith, known for ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’, as creators of the series. Lee Toland Krieger, who directed the first two episodes of “Superman and Lois,” will direct the pilot for the series. This news raises some concerns. Although DC has hinted that the new shows in development for HBO Max are in a completely different continuity than the CW properties, the presence of Berlanti, Guggenheim and Krieger as creative heads on the show only hints that this Green Lantern series will have many similarities in style. . , tone and narration of what is broadcast on the CW. What’s a little worrying about this is that it’s hard to find many who still tune in every week to watch these shows, probably because they’re not the best quality. It might not be anything to worry about, as HBO is a reliable benchmark for quality television, but it does come as a surprise to some.