The Official Green Lantern on HBO MAX News & Discussion Thread

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    Kind of curious just how NDA’d this whole thing is, because literally none of the creative team (aside from the actors themselves) have commented on any of the casting/director news that’s been announced.
     
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    Magic thing doesn’t necessarily fit this, but I saw her cheering on Jeremy Irvine’s (who as far as I know, she has no connection to) casting a few weeks back, so you never know…
     
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    GL has had some pretty dark moments. I don't expect it to be Gotham City in space, but I'm guessing we'll get a varied tone from arc to arc.
     
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  4. The Lazarus Pit The Boy Wonder

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    I’m pretty happy that they decided to include Alan. He is such an important character but has been bogged down by retcons and overly complicated origin stories in relation to the Corps.

    My favorite takes on Alan Scott are from the fairly recent Earth 2 and Kingdom Come. Alan Scott is cool but Green Lantern only became interesting when Hal and the more sci-fi aspects were introduced.

    A number of the very first silver age GL comics came into my possession recently, and I couldn’t even finish them. The old Alan Scott stuff is even worse. I appreciate it, but it’s too outdated for my tastes. Green Lantern only started getting good with Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams.

    The Anakin Skywalker-esque fall of Hal Jordan is the central drama for this story, and I think it’s crazy to leave him out. I also really wanted Lethal Weapon in space with a John/Hal bromance. Maybe if this show is a success, it will kickstart the movie production
     
  5. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    Given that they don't have Hal, I really hope they take a lot of inspiration from Tomasi's time on the GL Corps book. He proved that the "B-Team" could be just as fun to follow as Hal, imo, as there were times I got into that more than the main Geoff Johns run. From that run, it would be cool to see a Mongul arc here if they're not gonna use him on Superman & Lois, imo. This show has the bigger budget, so they might have a better chance of doing him justice here.
     
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  6. dhandler01 I'm a dick vampire aren't I?!

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    That Tomasi run was awesome!

    As glad as I am that they are including Alan Scott cause he is a great character I never liked when they tried to tie him into the Corp. Scott as GL was a different animal and just didn't mesh right. He worked best in JSA as a mentor.
     
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  7. Sawyer High King

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    Gonna point into the stands and call my shot like Babe Ruth…

    Rami Malek does the voice of Tomar-Re.
     
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  9. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    Well he’s no Mark Strong, but I’ve always liked him. I’ll take it. :up:
     
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  10. Sawyer High King

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    Not the GOT alum I was hoping for (Burn Gorman) but what little I saw of him on Outlander seemed pretty damn sinister, so here’s hoping he can pull it off.
     
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    He'll always be Brutus to me. But yes, he plays one HELL of a bad guy on Outlander. The only facet of Sinestro I've never seen him play is the "distinguished mentor" aspect, but I'm sure he can pull it off. Also, I'm looking at pictures of him, and I honestly think he can look this part without CGI enhancement. Just give him a bald cap and and paint him red with black hair and some contacts, and he's good to go, lol.
     
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  12. Sawyer High King

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    Wasn’t aware of these, if true…


     
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    Some of my favorite Alan Scott moments come from volume 3 when he was a friend and mentor to Kyle. That era is often thought of as being Kyle's alone, but it brought interesting developments to Alan, John, and Jade.
     
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  14. DarthSkywalker My Hands Are Cold (he/him)

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    So they still haven't cast Jessica? :(
     
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  15. Sawyer High King

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    It’s been such a slow trickle of casting that I’m kind of expecting that any day now they’ll just name-drop half a dozen actors at once and, ideally, she would be one of them.
     
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  17. DarthSkywalker My Hands Are Cold (he/him)

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    Zatanna, please.

    :hehe:

    Here's hoping. Also it feels crazy to me that the show will have Sinestro, but no Hal.
     
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  18. dhandler01 I'm a dick vampire aren't I?!

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    Him mentoring Kyle was pretty cool. He was always good in the Mentor role.
     
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    The cast is pretty underwhelming but I’ll wait to judge. I have faith in this. Greg Berlanti’s OG Green Lantern script is dope, and it also prominently featured Alan Scott (and gave him ties to the Corps)
     
  20. Sawyer High King

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    Alright, enough is enough.

    HBO needs to news-dump this show’s entire cast all over me right this second.
     
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  21. The Lazarus Pit The Boy Wonder

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    What universe will this be tied to
     
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    Finn Wittrock sets the stage for 'pretty epic,' 'sprawling' Green Lantern series


     
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  23. Sawyer High King

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    Jesus, finally something!

    At this point I’m starting to wonder if they’re holding off the full cast reveal until FanDome 2…
     
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    The brave internet detectives who claim that there is an attempt at an industrial gingercide in Hollywood are gonna crawl out of their holes right?

    Any minute now.
     

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