James Gunn Drops Cryptic Green Lantern Clue – What Does It Mean?

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DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn shared a cryptic image on Saturday hinting at the upcoming Green Lantern project, titled Lanterns.

The image depicts a bloodied hand firing a Green Lantern power ring into the sky, suggesting an intense battle or conflict. Check it out:

While details about the project remain scarce, Gunn’s tease could indicate that Lanterns is entering a more active development phase. Could they finally have landed a writer for the show? The project is expected to focus on the Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with Nathan Fillion confirmed to play Guy Gardner, another member of the intergalactic police force.

According to previous descriptions, Lanterns will be a cosmic True Detective story involving an ancient horror on Earth. This premise promises to explore the Green Lanterns’ role as protectors of the universe while introducing a darker, more grounded narrative.

In the DC Comics universe, the Green Lanterns are a group of individuals chosen to wield powerful rings fueled by willpower, with each Lantern responsible for a specific sector of the galaxy. Earth, located in sector 2814, is unique in having four assigned Lanterns: Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner.

Gunn and his co-CEO Peter Safran have previously expressed their commitment to honoring the rich legacy of DC characters while inviting creative expression from talented writers, directors, and actors.

“It plays a really big role leading into the main story that we’re telling across our film and television,” Safran said at the previous DC Studios presentation. “So this is a very important show for us.”

“Anybody that we cast as John Stewart or Hal Jordan, they will then crossover into the movie side of things as well,” Safran added. “That’s important to us. We don’t want in any way that series to feel like stepchildren or lesser than. It’s just another way to tell the story.”

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

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