John Stewart is becoming the lead character of Greg Berlanti’s Green Lantern series at HBO Max.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that HBO Max is redeveloping its Green Lantern series. The project is now set to focus on John Stewart after originally revolving around Guy Gardner, Alan Scott and other popular Green Lantern characters.
Green Lantern loses its showrunner
Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving his post as writer and showrunner of the Green Lantern series as part of the creative overhaul. Greg Berlanti and his production company remain attached to the DC Comics series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greg Berlanti and his producing partners were not allowed to use John Stewart for the original iteration of their Green Lantern series. That appears to have changed with Walter Hamada’s recent departure from Warner Bros. Discovery. Hamada was the president of DC Films between 2018 to 2022.
Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine were set to star in Seth Grahame-Smith’s version of the Green Lantern series but neither actors remains signed on for the project. THR’s sources claim that Greg Berlanti’s production company hopes to work with both actors when and if the series moves forward at HBO Max. For now, Green Lantern has a script-to-series commitment but not official production start date.
The Green Lantern announcement comes a day after James Gunn and Peter Safran’s hiring as the new heads of DC’s film, television and animation efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery. The two have been named co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, which is replacing the DC Films division at the studio.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter