HBO Max’s Green Lantern Star Gives Update on Filming Start Date
Warner Bros. has been trying to bring DC’s Green Lantern to the small screen for several years now, with an HBO Max series in the works since 2019. The Green Lantern Series have been relatively rare in the years since, with only two cast members – Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner and Jeremy Irvine as Alan Scott – having been publicly announced in the last year. In an interview with Metro EntertainmentIrvine revealed that there is still no “firm start date” for the start of production on the series and that he has not yet been able to try on a costume.
“I haven’t done it yet,” Irvine revealed. “As far as I know, there is no firm start date yet. But when they offered me the role, they said it would take about two or three months to do the outfit. Now they are going to have to adjust to my sinking into it.”
The Green Lantern will take place over several points in time and will feature Wittrock (American Horror Story, Deep Water) as Guy Gardner and Irvine (War horse, Mamma Mia! Here we go again) as Alan Scott, with Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones, The Crown) who was previously said to represent Sinestro. The series is also set to feature Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Killowog, and a newly created character named Bree Jarta. The show is produced and directed by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim.
“Yeah, this show is massive,” Grahame-Smith explained in an interview in October 2021. “It’s taken quite a while to get to this point and it’s just a big, big business. It’s going really well. All I can say is it’s going really well and there’s going to be Green Lanterns in it, and it’s going to be on HBO Max.”
“I admit I wasn’t like a big cartoon kid,” Grahame-Smith added. “I was a big movie buff. And so my introduction to DC Comics came from the 1989 movie Batman. When that movie came out, I was like, ‘Oh my God, Batman is the coolest’ and I started reading Batman comics. But Green Lantern is something that, to be honest with you, came to me later, just talking about doing the show. The possibility of doing the show led me to a dive deep in Green Lantern lore. We’ll see. It’s going to be a while before the world sees this, but we’re very, very busy at work as we speak.”
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The Green Lantern is currently slated to debut on HBO Max at a later date.