This morning brings casting news for the upcoming Green Lantern series at HBO Max as well as some new details on the story.
Green Lantern is one of my all time favorite superheroes, and since it was announced, I’ve been eagerly awaiting any news related to the Green Lantern series coming to HBO Max. Thankfully, today brings some actual casting news. Warner Bros. has hired Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) to play the iconic Green Lantern, Guy Gardner.
He’ll be one among many of the Lanterns showcased in the series. Gardner first appeared in the comics in 1968 and has since become a staple of various Green Lantern stories (even being the villain at times). He’s got something of an abrasive personality, oftentimes being portrayed as the quintessential macho 80s-dude, which is apparently the version they’ll be going for.
The reason for that has to do with the story itself. Apparently, it won’t be contained to any ONE time period and will show us Lanterns throughout our history. Here’s the description:
Green Lantern reinvents the classic DC property through a story spanning decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott, and 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner (Wittrock) and half-alien Bree Jarta. They’ll be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns — from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes.
Not much to go on, but as a diehard GL fan, my mind is reeling at the possibilities. I can’t wait to see who fills in the roles of other Green Lanterns. With filming set to begin this Summer, hopefully we won’t have to wait long!