Finn Wittrock Says ‘Green Lantern’ Series Is ‘Not Your Average Superhero Story’

"People will be really, really pleasantly surprised."

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Finn Wittrock recently teased the upcoming Green Lantern series coming to HBO Max.

A live-action Green Lantern series was one of the first DC projects announced for HBO Max, and the show is expected to begin soon. Finn Wittrock is set to play Guy Gardner in the upcoming series, but he will also be joined by Alan Scott, who Jeremy Irvine will play. Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Wittrock, who described the show’s epic scale:

“People will be really, really pleasantly surprised…it is really cool how sprawling a storyline it is. It’s pretty epic. It spans time and space and has something for everyone. It’s not your average superhero story.”

Later on in the interview, Finn Wittrock also addressed the ill-fated Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds:

“It definitely was something that was in my head. In some ways, it’s almost better. I think it offers a chance to reinvent the whole thing and you’re not going to have… I mean, no offense to the movie. It is what it is, but you’re not going to have people who are dying for the creation of that movie. [The show] can be its own new interpretation. There’s a lot of story there. I think maybe it was just too much to fit into a movie. We have the time and the space, thanks to HBO, to really explore a lot of it on a big scale. I think it’s going to be a different animal, to be honest.”

In addition to a Green Lantern series, HBO Max is also developing a Strange Adventures DC anthology series, a DC Super Hero High show from Elizabeth Banks, James Gunn’s Peacekeeper spin-off, and Matt Reeves’ Gotham PD series set in the world of The Batman.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.