LANTERNS Max Series Rumored To Be Eyeing Q1 2025 Shoot; Casting For John Stewart & Hal Jordan Underway

LANTERNS Max Series Rumored To Be Eyeing Q1 2025 Shoot; Casting For John Stewart & Hal Jordan Underway

James Gunn Once Described LANTERNS Writer Damon Lindelof  As A Total Scam Artist With No Integrity
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HermanM - 5/25/2024, 1:51 PM
They need to pick one human GL for one timeline and stick to him, we don't need four or six human GLs simultaneously. The retcon of Sinestro as Hal's trainer also needs to go. Take him back to what he was in the Silver Age origin when Hal met him originally: a renegade GL who is bent on killing GLs now and uses a yellow ring to do it. The multi color rainbow GL rings has also got to go and made the GL stuff less unique. I will temper my expectations though...Tom King and Damon Lindelof suck and only get work due to (((nepotism))). We will see where this ends up.
HistoryofMatt - 5/25/2024, 4:19 PM
@HermanM - The Emotional Spectrum and the lore that Johns created added so much depth to what Green Lanterns are and their place in the universe. If you want "space cops," okay, but the rest of us who actually love the mythology want it all. The changes made in Emerald Dawn in the 80's and then with Green Lantern: Rebirth reinvigorated the characters of Hal Jordan and Sinestro. Before then, they were one-dimensional stock characters.
HermanM - 5/25/2024, 5:46 PM
@HistoryofMatt - Retconning Sinestro as Hal's trainer gone bad is too contrived. What oth3r changes from Emerald Dawn did you like? Hal as a drunk driver? Hal with dead parents/daddy issues?

The colors = emotional spectrum shit/a ring for every color made GL much less unique of a character and more of a shtick.

The last good thing Johns ever did was GL Rebirth. He jumped the shark with Flash Rebirth and giving Flash murdered parents and has sucked ever since.
GarthRanzz - 5/25/2024, 6:00 PM
@HermanM - I hate the emotional spectrum and Alpha lanterns and all that. I liked Geoff's GL run up and until the Sinestro Corps War. After that the only thing good was Dex-Starr's origin which was a back up story. I actually really liked Emerald Dawn. And I hate anything about Geoff John's Barry Allen. It's not that I hate everything Johns does as I liked his JSA altough everyone forgets Goyer and Robinson are who really revitalized them for DC. I like his first Wally run and Teen Titans as well.
HermanM - 5/25/2024, 6:10 PM
@GarthRanzz - I agree on that, I liked a lot of it up until Sinestro Corps War ended, hated the Blackest Night/multi colored lanterns thing and everything else since. I do like Emerald Dawn 1, but don't like Sinestro being retconned as Hal's trainer. I think he works better as having already went rogue by the time Hal becomes GL.
HistoryofMatt - 5/25/2024, 6:40 PM
@HermanM - No, the Emotional Spectrum makes sense, from ROYGBIV to the Black and White Lanterns. It added to, and in no way detracted from, the mythology. It explains why Star Sapphire exists, why the Yellow Power exists, etc. The power the Green Lanterns wield was never as unique as you falsely remember. Yes, they lost me at the Ultraviolet Lanterns and all that mess after New 52 ruined the story that was being told in the GL books, but all of the Johns story from Rebirth through Sinestro Corps War through Blackest Night were AWESOME..

As for your problems with Sinistro "being Hal's trainer," he's not. Kilowog was Hal's trainer. Sinestro was like his Training Officer. which is what ALL kinds of cops have when they go out into the world to start policing. It makes perfect sense, and that you can't understand why the GL Corps would be no different is a you problem.
HermanM - 5/25/2024, 7:18 PM
@HistoryofMatt - Making Sinestro into Hal's trainer/a fellow simultaneous GL makes the world smaller, not larger.

The Green Lantern power actually was more unique pre John's, it was more akin to Aladain's magic lamp, where it takes its inspiration.

There didn't need to be a "also a green lantern corps...but evil!" equivalent for all of GL's enemies. Sinestro forging his own yellow ring is cooler than there being a whole yellow lantern and battery powered corps. Same for Star Sapphire. Loads of contrivance and coincidence do not "enhance" things, they make them less special.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 12:37 AM
@HermanM - actually i would love an anthology series of different lanterns. If we are getting true detective likeness from the series in regards to tone and focus on space cops being space cops, then perhaps it can also mirror it by having the second season (if it gets one) focus on a different lantern.
HermanM - 5/26/2024, 1:25 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - That would be cool, but one per era at a time. Do a story with Alan, one with Hal, one with Kyle, and so on.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 1:33 AM
@HermanM - precisely. Hell do some fun ones with some lesser known lanterns like laira or that lantern planet. A detective story where the plantet has to go deep within himself to find the corruption within his own being would be intense and existential and psychological.
HermanM - 5/26/2024, 1:56 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - That'd be amazing. They could do an episode devoted to Sinestro too. Hell, do one for Ch'p and Gnort as well.
HermanM - 5/26/2024, 7:22 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - they need to also make it so that Hal is the only GL with a mask, the mask shouldn't be an automatic part of the GL uniform.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 8:47 AM
@HermanM - kyle had one though so maybr he should have a mask too.
HermanM - 5/26/2024, 10:02 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - Kyle had one for secret identity like Hal did though.
HermanM - 5/26/2024, 10:04 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - meaning they were things that they personalized and were not necessarily part of the GL uniform standard issue stuff
Ghoul - 5/25/2024, 1:52 PM
Very excited for this! That’s a hell of a team I wasn’t expecting that level of talent!
bobevanz - 5/25/2024, 1:52 PM
Oh Herman..
HistoryofMatt - 5/25/2024, 4:20 PM
@bobevanz - Yeah, dude doesn't get the Green Lantern Corps at all.
GarthRanzz - 5/25/2024, 6:02 PM
@HistoryofMatt - There were awesome GLC stuff before Johns. I actually agree with him. As much as I hate Gerard Jones as a person his run was better. Jim Owsley/Chris Priest is still the best though.
RolandD - 5/25/2024, 6:28 PM
@bobevanz - Don’t you mean “Oh Counterpoint. .”?
TheVisionary25 - 5/25/2024, 1:53 PM
That’s not new artwork , it’s been around since they announced the show…

It’s interesting that they got Mundy & Lindelof given their body of work which includes the former having mainly done detective shows/crime dramas while Lindelof has done sci fi & mystery which is a good mix I think for Lanterns giving the True Detective-esque take they seem to be going for.

Anyway , i hope it turns out well and we start getting casting on it soon!!.
Cobalt416 - 5/25/2024, 1:55 PM
@TheVisionary25 - and even at that, the artwork comes from the Green Lantern: Earth One line. It was never concept art or storyboard art as I’ve seen claimed. The only artwork from the initial announcement I haven’t found a source from is the one used for Paradise Lost. 😅
DocSpock - 5/25/2024, 1:55 PM

I hope they get this right.

Hal Jordan is one of the greatest comic characters ever. He deserves to headline a major motion picture or 2, especially with the Flash & Wonder Woman probably sidelined for a while.

I will never forgive the DCFU for kicking off their doomed garbage DCFU by ruining one of my favorite characters so badly that we haven't seen him for 13 frickin' years.

TrentCrimm - 5/25/2024, 5:04 PM
@DocSpock -

I'll never forget the excitement that came after watching the 4 minute Comic-Con trailer, and then the massive disappointment that came on release day.

soberchimera - 5/25/2024, 5:15 PM
@TrentCrimm - Agreed, that trailer was epic. That garbage.
TrentCrimm - 5/25/2024, 5:33 PM
@soberchimera -

WonderCon yeah that was it!

Unsung props to whoever edited together that trailer because my god they really made a turd of a movie look amazing.
DocSpock - 5/25/2024, 6:18 PM
@TrentCrimm -

You know it. I have been reading GL comics since 1964, and I was sooo hyped for the movie. Ugh...

CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 12:40 AM
@DocSpock - wonder if we are getting john krasinski as hal jordan. Think he would fit the older hal in a true detective like sense.
DocSpock - 5/26/2024, 12:58 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks -

I could dig that. Oh, and 2 billion people just weighed in to say Michael Jordan for John Stewart.

CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 1:13 AM
@DocSpock - already did space jam. He is ready for this.
DocSpock - 5/26/2024, 1:17 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks -

Hey! The first Space Jam was greatness!

CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 1:18 AM
@DocSpock - in all seriousness though, mbj would be a great john stewart but he may be too busy with milestone characters if that is still part of dc plans. Maybe he will be icon. I could see trevante rhodes as john stewart. But im betting they go john david washington.
DocSpock - 5/26/2024, 1:21 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks -

I hope not. Washington is Mr. mediocrity.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 1:26 AM
@DocSpock - that it was. The sequel should have been a different sport though imo. Maybe a baseball movie with derek jeter titled "space-ball". Get a mel brooks cameo in there as the umpire.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/26/2024, 1:29 AM
@DocSpock - he is a big name with a relationship with wb. They might go for him if the studio wants a big name. But knowing gunn we will get an out of left field choice or rising unknown. Which is why i said trevante rhodes.
DocSpock - 5/26/2024, 1:39 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks -

I would have gone to see that.
soberchimera - 5/26/2024, 11:20 AM
@TrentCrimm - That was probably the last time an exclusive trailer was ever released for WonderCon haha, the movie came out in June of that year and they needed to generate good buzz because the first trailer wasn't well received even though I liked that one too.
Nightwing1015 - 5/25/2024, 1:59 PM
Lindelof yeah, Tom King....nah
McMurdo - 5/25/2024, 3:31 PM
@Nightwing1015 - Watchmen was great.
soberchimera - 5/25/2024, 4:15 PM
@McMurdo - Hard disagree, Watchmen was bizarre fan fiction with a big budget that was forgotten quickly after it aired. The only part I liked was Michael Imperioli's cameo because I realized I could be watching Sopranos instead.
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