The HBO Max Green Lantern series has a familiar face joining.
The poor Green Lanterns have been dealt a bad hand by the movie gods. It’s such a great premise full of countless memorable characters. And it all came crashing down in the early 2010s when that sad Ryan Reynolds movie was made. Needless to say, the film was bad when it came out, and it’s aged even worse than anyone could have imagined. The result? We have yet to get a solid Green Lantern-centric movie. This is in spite of there apparently having been a plan for one in the DCEU at one point.
Reports have gone back and forth over the years as to whether or not we’d get a TV show or film. More recently, it was confirmed that it would be making the jump from the page to the small screen. The Green Lantern series would be launching on HBO Max and would come from the mind of Arrow-verse maestro Greg Berlanti. But he won’t be alone.
On Mad Ghost Productions, the production company of comic book writer Geoff Johns, recently made an interesting update. On it, the Green Lantern series is listed. As such, it seems safe to assume that he has boarded the project as executive producer.
If you’re a big Green Lantern fan, you’re either celebrating or lamenting this news. Johns made quite a name for himself as a writer for the comic from 2005 to 2013. As such, the dude is as steeped in the world as any one person could be. He also wrote Green Lantern: Rebirth.
Not only does Johns have experience with the Green Lantern mythology, but he has experience with Berlanti. Both of their production companies have worked together on Stargirl, the DC Universe show that also frequents The CW. They also work together on The CW’s Batwoman. Clearly, this is a relationship that has worked out for them, and they plan to continue it.
It is interesting to see the increasingly-large DC Universe play out. Not too long ago, Geoff Johns was serving as the head of theatrical films. However, he was quickly ousted in favor of the experienced film producer Walter Hamada. And perhaps that’s for the best. The movies that have hit since then have mostly succeeded on a critical and financial level. Now, Johns seems to have refocused his energy on TV shows.
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SOURCE: Mad Ghost Productions