Rumors: New Details Emerge About Star Actor in DCU’s ‘Lanterns’

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Geoff Johns initially penned a script for a Green Lantern Corps movie in the DCEU, aiming for a release by the end of 2019. However, plans changed when it was revealed in April 2020 that Johns would produce a Green Lantern Corps series for HBO Max, indicating a shift in direction. Efforts have been made to distinguish the series from the CW’s Arrowverse, possibly to attract those uninterested in its lower-budget productions.

Scheduled for a 2021 release, Seth Grahame-Smith took over as showrunner in October 2020, with Geoff Johns’ role decreasing. The series was planned to consist of ten episodes, written by Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, and produced by Berlanti Productions. Confirmed characters included Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Alan Scott, Sinestro, and Kilowog.

There’s limited information about the show, but it’s confirmed to be a cosmic detective story. It will feature three well-known Green Lanterns: Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner. Nathan Fillion is set to play Guy Gardner, but the actor for John Stewart remains unknown.

John Rocha and Jeff Sneider shared some insights on ‘The Hot Mic,’ suggesting the studio is aiming for a big and star actor for the role of John Stewart. Recent reports hint that they’re looking for a younger actor, possibly in their 20s, aligning with director Gunn’s preference for a youthful cast in the DCU.

There’s no release date set for ‘Lanterns’ yet. Got something to share? Drop it in the comments below!

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