LANTERNS News Could Be Imminent As DC Studios' James Gunn Posts Cryptic GREEN LANTERN Tease

LANTERNS News Could Be Imminent As DC Studios' James Gunn Posts Cryptic GREEN LANTERN Tease

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has shared a teaser on social media which many fans have taken as a sign that Lanterns is finally starting to take shape at Max. Is what he's posted a "spoiler," though?

By JoshWilding - Apr 28, 2024 04:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Lanterns

Creature Commandos is nearing the finishing line, SUPERMAN is currently shooting, and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow should begin production later this year. With that, the new DCU is starting to take shape. 

It's looking increasingly likely Max's Lanterns will be next to reveal its cast and creative team, and DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has sent speculation into overdrive after sharing the image below on Instagram. 

While the filmmaker is known for frequently posting artwork he likes, it typically has a deeper meaning, and many fans believe this is a sign Lanterns has taken a big step forward. Gunn has been teasing news on Threads for a few weeks, so the show may have finally locked in its Hal Jordan and John Stewart. 

Adding further fuel to the fire is the fact Sara Sampaio, who plays Eve Teschmacher in SUPERMAN, commented on the post with, "Spoiler!!!!!!" Is she referring to Nathan Fillion's Guy Gardner or could it be that he's not the only Green Lantern who makes an appearance in the reboot?

It's previously been reported that DC Studios has found Lanterns' showrunner in Chris Mundy (a writer and producer for Criminal Minds). Rumour has it the current plan is for Hal Jordan to be older than John Stewart, with the latter likely in his 20s. In an earlier iteration, they'd have been roughly the same age as they are in the comics.

Channing Tatum could be in the running to play Hal if some scoopers are to be believed, but whether he'd be interested in starring in a TV show is up for debate. There's still no word on who could play John, though we have some ideas.

"This is a story of a couple of Green Lanterns John Stewart and Hal Jordan," Gunn said of Lanterns after it was first announced. "We have a few other Lanterns peppered in there but this is really a terrestrial based TV show which is almost like True Detective with a couple of Green Lanterns who are space cops watching over Precinct Earth in it they discover a terrifying mystery that ties into our largest story of the DCU."

Check out Gunn's post below. 

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XtremeXFan - 4/28/2024, 5:08 AM
Hope it's Hal Jordan and John steward in space buddy cop kinda project, like leathal weapon/48 Hrs.
TheVisionary25 - 4/28/2024, 5:28 AM
@XtremeXFan - that would be fun but they have already announced the type of show it is…

It’s a True Detective-esque show that is terrestrial based and has Hal and John investigating a mystery on Earth that Gunn has said ties into the large story in the DCU.
XtremeXFan - 4/28/2024, 6:00 AM
@TheVisionary25 - that sounds pretty meh to be honest, Hope they dont go to grim dark with it, and that it has some space scenes, I was hoping for something a closer to a Star trek setting for this.

doesnt mean its not gonna be good, just not what I was hoping for.
TheVisionary25 - 4/28/2024, 6:18 AM
@XtremeXFan - I think it’ll have some space scenes but the central mystery is on Earth

I do worry about the darker tone too but it can be done so cautiously optimistic right now.
RolandD - 4/28/2024, 12:45 PM
@XtremeXFan - That’s what we were told were their plans around a decade ago when it was going to be a
UrbanTheEmcee - 4/28/2024, 5:10 AM
Tatum? F*ck no!
Not my Hal Jordan.
tylerzero - 4/28/2024, 6:00 AM
@UrbanTheEmcee -

Tatum to play

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Doomsday8888 - 4/28/2024, 5:52 AM
In Brightest Day.
dagenspear - 4/28/2024, 6:04 AM
Zac Efron as Hal Jordan?

Trevante Rhodes as John Stewart?
Baf - 4/28/2024, 9:46 PM
@dagenspear - Zac Efron is a surprisingly good fit for Hal. He has a likeable cockiness about him. I can see him as a test pilot for sure.
As for Stewart, I like Denzel's son John David Washington. He has kind eyes but still looks like he could kick some ass.
dagenspear - 4/29/2024, 12:10 AM
@Baf - LORD willing, that'd fit.
Forthas - 4/28/2024, 6:31 AM
How about news about The Batman II...also known as the only DC production that anyone is interested in.
lazlodaytona - 4/28/2024, 7:05 AM
@Forthas - I'm not
Urubrodi - 4/28/2024, 7:27 AM
@Forthas - Speak for yourself
lazlodaytona - 4/28/2024, 7:07 AM
If done well, and I mean really well, this could be the next Star Wars with all the characters they can use and all the stories the can tell.
RolandD - 4/28/2024, 12:47 PM
@lazlodaytona - That’s what we were told to expect from Campbell’s Green Lantern and I was hoping for it.
lazlodaytona - 4/28/2024, 2:17 PM
@RolandD - I actually don't mind that film and Mark Strong was perfectly cast as Sinestro.
RolandD - 4/28/2024, 7:33 PM
@lazlodaytona - I think it could’ve been a lot better but the parts that I really dislike are the two villains. So much loss potential there and Peter Sarsgaard is a good actor, but that make up was just horrible. In my opinion and parallax was just kind of boring. you’re absolutely right about Mark Strong. In fact, I said about the same thing to someone else the other day on this site, I was looking forward to him coming back for the sequel as the evil Sinestro, but of course that was never to be.
TheVisionary25 - 4/28/2024, 7:22 AM
I hope so since I need news on it , especially creative team and casting…

If the rumors of John being younger then Hal in this are true then do it!!.

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GhostDog - 4/28/2024, 10:15 AM
Please no Tatum
TheVisionary25 - 4/28/2024, 11:03 AM
@GhostDog - yeah

I have grown to enjoy Tatum over the years but I don’t really see him as Hal.
Timerider - 4/28/2024, 12:12 PM
I wonder if Ryan Reynolds is returning for Hal, he’s older, we have his backstory already.
RolandD - 4/28/2024, 12:49 PM
@Timerider - That’s funny. I mean I would be okay with it but I don’t see Reynolds doing it.
Super12 - 4/28/2024, 12:29 PM
Can't wait to see Hal & John together - I don't love that it's earth-focused but the buddy cop angle is the right one.

Also Glen Powell for Hal Jordan?
marvel72 - 4/28/2024, 12:58 PM
Season 1 Green Lantern Corps
Season 2 Introduce Sinestro Corps
Season 3 Sinestro Corps War
DocSpock - 4/28/2024, 1:12 PM

Sounds great, though this should be a major motion picture highlighting the GREAT Hal Jordan & Stewart while introducing the GLC.

NO to Tatum for Hal!!

Everybody wants this guy, but how about Alan Richman for Hal Jordan?

marvel72 - 4/28/2024, 1:35 PM
@DocSpock - I can see your point,however if this is as high quality like House Of The Dragon it will be great also some of these characters will end up being in the movies.
DocSpock - 4/28/2024, 1:52 PM
@marvel72 -

Very true. I'm still mad about the DCFU kicking off with that sh!tty GL movie. If they give me some Hal Jordan greatness, I'll be happy whatever it is.

lazlodaytona - 4/28/2024, 2:20 PM
No Tatum (he'd actually be better as Guy).

Matt Bomer would be cool to me.
Brendan Fraser voices Killowag!
marvel72 - 4/28/2024, 4:24 PM
@lazlodaytona - I always picture Killowog sounding like Hulk Hogan.
Yankdandy - 4/28/2024, 3:47 PM
Jamie Dornan as John Stewart please! He'd be absolutely perfect!
NinnesMBC - 4/29/2024, 1:15 AM
A show that is in the vein of True Detective isn't just about the investigators looking into really messed-up crimes with potential ties to occult, otherworldy stuff (the over arching theme of the spiral in S1 and S4) but it's also a series about really messed up human beings with tons of skeletons in their closet and inner demons to deal with. The detectives are not in a good place mentally or spiritually and that's half the draw of True Detective: the characters and their issues.

Not sure how much of that they can channel through Guy/Hal/John/Kyle etc to the point they don't feel too gloom and doom that their power rings fueled by free will don't start malfunctioning.

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