The recent axing of Batgirl led to concerns that other upcoming DC Comics-based HBO Max projects could suffer the same fate under Warner Bros. Discovery's David Zaslav, and even though we were assured that the Green Lantern series was safe, a new rumor doing the rounds online is claiming otherwise.
According to usually reliable scooper Daniel Richtman, the show has been scrapped for unknown reasons, but he adds that new DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has plans for a movie featuring the ring-slinging hero.
Gunn has now taken to Twitter to respond to CBR's coverage of the rumor with a single word: "Fake."
While this would obviously appear to debunk the claim that the Green Lantern series has been cancelled, there is a chance he is simply referring to the second part of the headline! While the filmmaker has been very clear about certain DCU-related developments on social media (Henry Cavill's Superman departure, for example), some of his Tweets/responses tend to be more vague/ambiguous.
We assume he is quashing the rumor that Green Lantern has been scrapped, but we'll just have to see if he decides to clarify.
The HBO Max project was originally going to play out over multiple time-periods, with Finn Wittrock on board as Guy Gardner for the '80s-setting, and Jeremy Irvine as Alan Scott in the '40s. However, we recently learned that the premise had been rejigged, with the focus shifting to John Stewart. Wittrock and Irvine are no longer attached.
As far as we know, Lee Toland Krieger, who helmed the Superman and Lois pilot for The CW, has signed on to direct the first two episodes.