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HBO boss talks Green Lantern TV series

June 7th, 2020 by Marc Comments

So we have a little bit of news on HBO Max’s planned Green Lantern series tonight that, while not terribly revelatory, may put some minds at rest.

We’ve known for a while now that the streaming service, along with JJ Abrams will be bringing us a Green Lantern TV series, but we here at FTN have been conflicted about what that means in recent days.


Well, there’s three – well, four – things this could be.

Firstly, we know that Arrow star David Ramsey has been talking about his possible future as John Stewart, one of earth’s greatest Green Lanterns (here), so I have been fairly confident that that would be what this series would be – essentially picking up from the Arrowverse over on The CW.

However, with the big news about the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League (here) on HBO Max and the fact that we’re confident there will be at least a nod to Green Lantern in it, our minds changed.

Add to that, the rumours we’re hearing that Ben Affleck may return on HBO Max as Batman and that JJ Abrams, who will work on Green Lantern, will likely be involved in a Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill and we started wondering if the Arrowverse connections were out and a whole new connect to the DCEU could be made on the small screen.

Next up is the possibility that the series will be a completely fresh series and will not be connected to any other movie or TV universe and will introduce us, once more, to the wonderful world of DC On screen.

Then, least likely of all, there’s the possibility that it will be related to the Ryan Reynolds movie from 2011.

This isn’t totally crazy as that movie got a nod in The CW’s recent mega crossover, Crisis on Infinity Earths:

HBO Max content chief Kevin Reilly has briefly talked about the GL series and mentioned The CW’s Arrowverse… but said this series – and the also planned Justice League Dark – will be more than those.

“Greg [Berlanti] has done a lot of really quality DC fare for The CW,” said.

“These will not be that. These will be next step up in production value. You can expect the highest level of cinematic production values on those shows, and that’s the same for the projects we’ve announced with J.J. [Abrams].”

The only other thing we know about the series is that Sinestro, as confirmed by HBO’s Sarah Aubrey last year, will be in the series.

Sinestro was a Green Lantern who become a villain himself, and formed The Sinestro Corps to stand against the Green Lantern Corp.

What this all means for the series is anyone’s guess… will it relate to the Arrowverse? The DCEU? Nothing? Or could we see a Ryan Reynolds cameo? Who knows.

Whatever it is, I’ll be all too happy to tune it, that’s for sure.

What about you all? Will you be watching Green Lantern? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….