HBO Max’s long-developing ‘Green Lantern‎’ series swaps lead for black Green Lantern John Stewart

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HBO Max has changed the direction of the long-developed ‘Green Lantern’ series, which previously planned to focus on many Green Lanterns and featured Guy Darrin Gardner and Alan Scott (who is openly gay) as the main characters, and also cast Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine two white actors to play, the episode would have also appeared half-alien Bree Jarta.

Now, the show’s protagonist has changed from the above two to John Stewart – one of DC’s earliest black superheroes and one of the longest-serving Green Lanterns.

John Stewart debuted in the 1971 ‘Green Lantern’ comic strip, originally an unemployed architect, was later selected by the ‘Guardian’ to replace Guy Darrin Gardner as Hal Jordan’s replacement, and Hal Jordan in the withdrawal of the Green Lantern Corps day, became a full member.

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And previously, the show’s message clearly mentioned Stewart and Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner and other well-known green lights are not going to appear.

Because of creative changes, the original operator of ‘Green Lantern’, Seth Grahame-Smith (‘The Lego Batman Movie’), has also withdrawn, while Greg Berlanti, at the helm of The CW’s DC drama universe, remains as the show’s producer.

According to documents filed this week by Warner Bros. Discovery, the previously written 8-episode ‘Green Lantern’ script will be taken as a tax write-down (referencing ‘Batgirl’, which was also pressed to death for a tax write-down).

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This redevelopment is mainly due to Walter Hamada’s recent departure from Warner and their decision to start anew. Nothing to do with James Gunn and Peter Safran, who have just been announced to take the helm of DC, and they will not start their new job until November 1.

Because of creative changes, ‘Green Lantern’ original operator Seth Grahame-Smith (‘The Lego Batman Movie’) has also withdrawn, while Greg Berlanti, the helmsman of The CW’s DC drama universe, remains as the show’s producer.

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