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Old 10-09-2020, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default HBO Max's Green Lantern starring Guy, Jessica, Simon and Alan

THR: 'Green Lantern': Seth Grahame-Smith to Write, Showrun HBO Max Series
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HBO Max’s Green Lantern series has powered up its lantern, landing its showrunner.

Seth Grahame-Smith, the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novelist-turned-screenwriter of such movies as The Lego Batman Movie, will act as showrunner of the DC Comics-based series and co-write the inaugural episode with Marc Guggenheim, the co-creator of DC shows Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Lantern, a one-hour drama, has been given a 10 episode straight-to-series order. It hails from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns, the comics author-turned-DC show creator, were involved in the 2011 Green Lantern movie as was Guggenheim. While the movie didn’t shine green at the box office, the show is being seen as a way to course correct and re-introduce one of the longest-lasting names in superhero comics.

The makers are describing the show as a saga spanning decades and galaxies And will feature a host of Green Lanterns, the galactic police officers that patrol the known and unknown universe. The show will focus on Earth-centric Lanterns Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott and will also have alien Lanterns such as fan-favorite Kilowog, as well as Sinestro, a former Lantern now turned villain.

Scott is the original Green Lantern, first introduced in 1940’s All-American Comics #16. In the past decade, he has been receated as a gay character. Gardner was created in the 1960s and has a tough-talking, fists first attitude. Cruz, a Latina, and Bax, a Muslim-American, are more recent creations. Lanterns Hal Jordan, perhaps the best known character in the franchise, John Stewart and Kyle Raynor are not part of the show.

Many details are being kept on the planet Oa but the show is rumoured to possibly being the most expensive show coming from Berlanti, one of the most prolific producers working in TV today.

The show is in the breaking down the story stage and could be, factoring directors and casting, in production by mid-next year.

Grahame-Smith wrote Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, best-sellers that both received high-profile adaptations. Grahame-Smith also wrote Timo Burton’s Dark Shadows and was a producer on Stephen King’s It and executive producer on It: Chapter Two. He is repped by WME and Morris Yorn.
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Im Happy for Allan scott and guy but blah on baz and cruz
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Well, I hope this is good. I won't be watching it until it comes to DVD in any case, but it would be nice if it didn't suck, if only because that would probably kill any plans for more GL stuff for the foreseeable future. I'm wary of the fact that they mention the "recreation" of Alan Scott, as I'd prefer one more faithful to the original version.

(Isn't the new version gone from comics by now? I thought they had just recently brought back a more traditional version? Would be odd to go back to that just for the TV show.)

This is missing all three of my favorite Earth GLs, so that isn't making me super optimistic either (though I like Guy fine these days).
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Berlanti really doesn't like shows with "green" in the title of his shows, does he? Lol! Interesting that they're not going with John or Hal out the bat.
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Berlanti really doesn't like shows with "green" in the title of his shows, does he? Lol! Interesting that they're not going with John or Hal out the bat.
Imo berlanti Should not do this. Give it to someone with no agenda for pc reasons i mean shit super girls 6th season is its last do to poor ratings. Id like to see del toro take a crack at it. Im in the minority who is glad Alan scott and guy are getting a chance to shine. I have this wild idea to have a series with alan scott in the 30's like a period piece . Keep it to the original origin not the current version
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Jessica and Baz and not a trace of Kyle. Wow, Geoff really does have his little weasel hands into this. He wants that residual money, for sure.

Also, how much you want to bet the only reason Alan Scott is in this is because they're going to go with the gay version of him? Think about it. Jessica and Baz there for diversity and women empowerment, Alan there to represent the LGBTQ, and Guy there to be the sole "straight white male" presence... and Guy will probably constantly be made fun of and do goofy things.
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Shit! I was right. They're going with Gay Alan:

https://deadline.com/2020/10/seth-gr...ax-1234594615/

"The drama will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scott — Earth’s first Green Lantern, who, true to the comics, is a gay man — and many more."
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^I wasn’t going to be getting Max anyway, but I can already tell what this show is going for and I don’t need it.

And “true to the comics”? As in in an 80-year run, about two of those (which are done) depicted an alternate-reality version that was gay. That couldn’t be more of a stretch if they cast an African American to play Punisher and said it was “true to the comic.”
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Yeah, this is just poised to be more latter day terrible Arrowverse indoctrination drek. With a bigger budget.
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Yeah, this is just poised to be more latter day terrible Arrowverse indoctrination drek. With a bigger budget.
I cant be the only one thinking puns regarding a gay alan scott and him being weak to wood am i?
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Aaaaand I don't think I'm gonna bother with this. Hopefully the movies focus on the other three Lanterns cause all of what I'm reading sounds like garbage. Somebody finally got that wish granted with Alan being included in the GLC though LMAO. And of course they made him gay, all 80 years of his history doesn't bring NEARLY as much to the table as a sexual orientation change.

They're actually going forward with a series featuring NONE of the characters who've carried the legacy in the comics and other media.

It's the same thing with the comics at this point. DC wants to push the sector partners gimmick here and there but nobody will let Hal and Kyle share a comic regularly... why? Its quite literally the best option, they're the two most successful leads in the comics!
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On the bright side, Kyle's surprise exclusion from this show probably means he WILL be in the GLC movie.

On the not so bright side, the GLC movie isn't any closer to getting made than it was 5 years ago.
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On the bright side, Kyle's surprise exclusion from this show probably means he WILL be in the GLC movie.
There focusing on the now with gay alan scott, guy, cruz and baz right? What if its possible Kyle is already a white lantern on the show?
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There focusing on the now with gay alan scott, guy, cruz and baz right? What if its possible Kyle is already a white lantern on the show?
I doubt those guys involved want anything to do with Kyle as a White Lantern. If anything, the bits in the articles I'm seeing about, "the show revolves around Guy, Alan, Jessica, and Baz and also new recruits to the Corps as it goes on" are curious. As in, we could get Kyle joining the Corps over the course of the show, possibly. How crappy would that be, though? Kyle as a junior Lantern trainee beside Baz and Jessica, who are senior, experienced GLs.
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I doubt those guys involved want anything to do with Kyle as a White Lantern. If anything, the bits in the articles I'm seeing about, "the show revolves around Guy, Alan, Jessica, and Baz and also new recruits to the Corps as it goes on" are curious. As in, we could get Kyle joining the Corps over the course of the show, possibly. How crappy would that be, though? Kyle as a junior Lantern trainee beside Baz and Jessica, who are senior, experienced GLs.
They also say surprises
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They also say surprises
I think that means the occasional Hal or John appearance, once in a while. I'm not sure what else would really be too "surprising."

Also, are they going to further retcon Alan into being an actual member of the GLC? No Starheart? I'm assuming that's what's going on.
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I think that means the occasional Hal or John appearance, once in a while. I'm not sure what else would really be too "surprising."

Also, are they going to further retcon Alan into being an actual member of the GLC? No Starheart? I'm assuming that's what's going on.
If i was doing it id treat like emerald knights starting from alan scott to kyle as 10 episode chapters for each character each opening has a guardian voice over. I refuse to acknowledge cruz and baz they mean nothing to me. Id also use villains like evil star, major force, sonar, the made of wood killer. I just hope they dont blow there load early by adding the other spectrum colors or make blackest night there first big event. Do a slow build
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...On the not so bright side, the GLC movie isn't any closer to getting made than it was 5 years ago.
That could be a bright side too. Maybe TPTB in the studios will be much different by the time they roll around on this.
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Shit! I was right. They're going with Gay Alan:

https://deadline.com/2020/10/seth-gr...ax-1234594615/

"The drama will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scott — Earth’s first Green Lantern, who, true to the comics, is a gay man — and many more."
That's why I wouldn't take that bet. I knew they'd choose gay Alan Scott.

So....
Alan - gay white blond male
Jessica - Hispanic brunette female
Simon - Muslim/black male
Guy - boorish white American male who always must be stopped by the clear-headedness of the others; but good in a fight

There's the lineup, folks!
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If i was doing it id treat like emerald knights starting from alan scott to kyle as 10 episode chapters for each character each opening has a guardian voice over. I refuse to acknowledge cruz and baz they mean nothing to me. Id also use villains like evil star, major force, sonar, the made of wood killer. I just hope they dont blow there load early by adding the other spectrum colors or make blackest night there first big event. Do a slow build
The production staff appears to be terrified of kids/teens watching the live-action, then looking down at their comic books and wondering why the characters/stories are not exactly the same. GL has 30+ years to go through before Blackest Night/Brightest Day and the Emotional Spectrum.

I give HBO about six months.

If we don't first get "brand new GL" stories and Jessica's "doubt" plot arc. There will be the usual "integration" and "show-off" stories in the first six weeks, until the actors/actress get the hang of CGI posing. Then it's off to the races. I'm just glad it's too soon for Christmas toys from HBO this year, so we might see some plot buildup before next Christmas.
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The production staff appears to be terrified of kids/teens watching the live-action, then looking down at their comic books and wondering why the characters/stories are not exactly the same.
Though not so terrified that they didn't see fit to use a version of Alan that is not currently appearing in comics...
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The production staff appears to be terrified of kids/teens watching the live-action, then looking down at their comic books and wondering why the characters/stories are not exactly the same. GL has 30+ years to go through before Blackest Night/Brightest Day and the Emotional Spectrum.

I give HBO about six months.

If we don't first get "brand new GL" stories and Jessica's "doubt" plot arc. There will be the usual "integration" and "show-off" stories in the first six weeks, until the actors/actress get the hang of CGI posing. Then it's off to the races. I'm just glad it's too soon for Christmas toys from HBO this year, so we might see some plot buildup before next Christmas.
I havent had cable in 4 years. I pirate everything hbo isnt even worth 30 bucks a month. Ok big whoop a live action glc show big deal it is still not worth a hbo max subscription for me. Im more a bang for your buck type of guy. Everything else they offer is on dvd or in reruns on tbs like big bang theory. Snyders justice leauge bleh its going to be the same film i really believe itll disapoint people if im wrong ill own it but now meh really dont care for it. As for kids and teens im sure they watch walking dead . My cousin lets his 5 year old watch game of thrones. Im like dude really? I even called him a fucking idiot but whatever. Im just eh with dc at the moment. They do great with there animated films they had good hits with wonder woman aquaman shazam joker the animated harley series but i heard black adam is pushed back again. The rock signed on in 2007 so for 13 years he was cast to be black adam. Wonder woman 84 is also pushed back so is the batman now till 2022 this year and next is going to suck for theatres
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Jessica and Baz and not a trace of Kyle. Wow, Geoff really does have his little weasel hands into this. He wants that residual money, for sure.

Also, how much you want to bet the only reason Alan Scott is in this is because they're going to go with the gay version of him? Think about it. Jessica and Baz there for diversity and women empowerment, Alan there to represent the LGBTQ, and Guy there to be the sole "straight white male" presence... and Guy will probably constantly be made fun of and do goofy things.
Nailed it in one. And Guy as the straight White Male he will be the butt of all the jokes and ofcourse be incompetent have to be constantly saved by his lgbt or POC allies.

I am not watching this.
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Nailed it in one. And Guy as the straight White Male he will be the butt of all the jokes and ofcourse be incompetent have to be constantly saved by his lgbt or POC allies.

I am not watching this.
Yep. Guy constantly being shown the error of his ways or so on and so forth.
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Yes, he’ll just be the paragon of “toxic masculinity.”
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