New Reports Shed Light on the Possible DCU ‘Lanterns’ Casting

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Geoff Johns originally had a script for a Green Lantern Corps film set in the DCEU, scheduled for release by the end of 2019. However, plans shifted when it was announced in April 2020 that Johns would produce a Green Lantern Corps series for HBO Max, suggesting a change in direction. Efforts have been made to distance the series from the CW’s Arrowverse, possibly to appeal to those disinterested in the Arrowverse’s lower-budget productions.

The series, slated for release in 2021, saw Seth Grahame-Smith take over as showrunner in October 2020, with Geoff Johns’ involvement diminishing. The series was set to consist of ten episodes, with Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim as writers, and produced by Berlanti Productions. Confirmed characters included Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Alan Scott, Sinestro, and Kilowog.

Not much is known about the show except for the fact that it will be a cosmic detective story. Three notable Green Lanterns will be appearing in the show, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner, with only Nathan Filion being confirmed to play Guy Gardner. The question of who will play John Stewart still remains unanswered but John Rocha and Jeff Sneider offered some insights in the latest episode of ‘The Hot Mic.’

According to them, the studio wants a big-name star to star in the ‘Laterns’ as John Stewart, and the recent reports indicate that it’s going to be a younger name, possibly an actor in his 20s which aligns with Gunn’s previous statements that he wants a younger cast in his DCU, possibly due to the longevity of the projects. This was also one of the alleged reasons why Cavill couldn’t keep his Superman role in the DCU.

‘Laterns’ currently doesn’t have a set release date. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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