Green Lantern’s live-action future has been in question ever since Ryan Reynolds’ attempt at bringing Hal Jordan to life was subjected to a heavy dose of ridicule when it hit theaters in 2011. But the franchise’s shot at redemption is on the horizon. It’s been several months since HBO Max announced that it was developing a new Green Lantern TV series. And apparently, filming is set to begin sooner than expected.
According to an ad found in Production List, Green Lantern will start shooting in L.A. on April 12. It’s also worth noting that the description lists the project as a feature film, but this is likely a misprint. Warner Bros. and DC have been vague about which power ring-wielders will show up on the new series. However, the listing names Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scott as characters. Alan will also appear on the show as a gay man just like his New 52 counterpart.
Seth Grahame-Smith, who was once in line to direct WB’s The Flash film, is showrunning Green Lantern. He’s writing the series alongside Arrowverse vet Marc Guggenheim, who also co-wrote the 2011 movie. Although the show takes place in a separate continuity from the Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti is onboard the project as a producer.
HBO Max has already given the series a 10-episode order. Regardless, the streaming service still hasn’t announced a release date. And if filming really is six weeks away, we can probably assume that the casting process has already begun.
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