The wait is over.
The live-action Green Lantern series is being redeveloped once again with James Gunn and Peter Safran at the helm for the DC Universe. This new version of the series is set to revolve around Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with the two comparing the series to the Emmy-winning HBO crime drama, True Detective.
“Lanterns is a huge HBO-quality TV event,” said James Gunn and Peter Safran during the DC Universe presentation at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. “Our vision for this is very much in the vein of True Detective. It’s terrestrial based. It’s got two of our favorite Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart, starring in a True Detective-type mystery and it plays a really big role leading into the main story that we’re telling across [the DC Universe]. This is a very important show for us.”
Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti is no longer involved in the project, as the producers started from scratch to focus on John Stewart before being overhauled for the third time for the DC Universe. Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine were set to star in Berlanti’s Green Lantern series, with Seth Grahame-Smith writing it for HBO Max.
The future of the DC Universe is looking bright, as James Gunn and Peter Safran have a vision that includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Whether the characters from those movies will make appearances in the new DC Universe remains to be seen.
The new Green Lantern series is set to be a huge HBO-quality event and a very important show for the DC Universe. With James Gunn and Peter Safran at the helm and their vision for a unified storyline across all DC projects, the future of the DC Universe is looking exciting.
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