After months of speculation as to which version of the character it would be, and who would play them, the new Green Lantern has been announced. Finn Wittrock has been cast in as the lead role in the upcoming Green Lantern series at HBO Max.
Variety broke the news.
Wittrock will star as Guy Gardner, a version of the Green Lantern we have not seen in olive action before. Surprisingly he was a hyper-patriot from a 1980’s run of the comics. This seems very un-Hollywood.
The story is said to span decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941. This will feature the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott. Ahhh, Ok. Normal Hollywood operation resumed.
In 1984, a cocky alpha male in the form of Gardner and a half-alien, Bree Jarta, will feature. Across the story they will be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns and other aliens as a battle for existence spans the entire galaxy.
Gardner was created by John Broome and Gil Kane, before really being fleshed out by Keith Giffen’s Justice League in the 1980s and ’90s.
Wittrock is best known for having starred in multiple seasons of American Horror Story, for which he earned an Emmy nomination in 2015. He also worked on American Crime Story, which also earned him an Emmy nod.
Orher credits include Ratched, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Unbroken.
Green Lantern will be co-written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner.
Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and David Katzenberg also executive produce, with Elizabeth Hunter and Sara Saedi co-executive producing. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
So basically all the usual suspects are completely lined up. Chart a course for disappointment.