Yesterday evening, the news broke that Superman: Legacy has added Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner. The actor has long been a fan-favourite choice to play Hal Jordan, but the ship has sailed on that, with The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 star now a better fit for Guy.
Prior to the formation of DC Studios, Max was developing a Green Lantern TV series revolving around Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Alan Scott, Sinestro, and Kilowog.
Jeremy Irvine (Treadstone) was tapped to play Alan, while Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) had been cast as Guy. Fans responded positively to them being cast, but the project has since been scrapped and reimagined as Lanterns for the DCU with the focus instead shifting to Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
That too is something fans have shared their excitement about, particularly as they're the cosmic cops the vast majority want to see receive the spotlight.
Now, Gunn - who will direct Superman: Legacy and is DC Studios' co-CEO - has confirmed Fillion will play Guy throughout the entire DCU. It sounds a lot like the plan is for him to also appear in Lanterns, though we hope the filmmaker's excitement to give the actor a bowl cut doesn't result in the character becoming a punchline.
With Mister Terrific and Hawkgirl also set to appear in the Superman reboot, Gunn is clearly looking to flesh out the DCU here and we're intrigued to see what that's going to mean for them and the Man of Steel.
"Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas," reads the movie's synopsis. "He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned."
Superman: Legacy is set to be released in theaters on July 11. 2025.