Green Lantern: the TV series will "correct" the mistakes of the film

Green Lantern: the TV series will correct the mistakes of the film

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The Green Lantern TV series, written by Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by Geoff Johns and Marc Guggenheim, has been in production since April 12th. Marc Guggenheim himself said in an interview that the intent would also be to "fix" what did not go well in the 2011 film with Ryan Reynolds, which you can retrieve on Amazon.

The production of the series required the employment of a few writers who have previously worked for HBO's Arrowverse.

“We are working on Green Lantern as if it were something different than the Arrowverse. There will be no creative connections. But me, Marc Berlanti, Lamont Magee and Geoff Johns have already worked for the Arrowverse. [...] I'm sure that in one way or another we have learned several lessons working on these programs, both from a creative and a productive point of view. We will certainly bring this knowledge to Green Lantern as we move forward with the series. [...] Greg and I have been working together for 16 years, we have worked on various projects, related or not to the DC universe. One day he came up to me and said 'DC will let us do a series on Green Lantern for their streaming service, would you like to participate?' And I obviously said yes. Greg and I both have a great desire to fix those things that went wrong in the film 10 years ago. "

To learn more about Green Lantern, we recommend you to retrieve our articles related to the origins of the character and the essential comics in its publishing history.

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The series will be set first in 1941, meeting Earth's first Green Lantern, Alan Scott, played by Jeremy Irvine, a secretly homosexual FBI agent, and then in 1984 by Guy Gardner, whose face will be that of Finn Wittrock. Along the way, the two will also meet other well-known faces in the world of Green Lanterns. There is also talk of a possible appearance of Sinestro, Hal Jordan's historical nemesis; Tobias Menzies may have already been chosen to play him.

The character was also supposed to appear in Zack Snyder's Justice League film, but was subsequently cut.

Ryan Reynolds Calls Green Lantern A Crease In The Anus Of The Universe


He may have finally gotten around to watching the movie for the very first time, and even gave a running commentary on social media, but Ryan Reynolds clearly isn’t done bashing Green Lantern just yet. It’s been ten whole years since the infamous critical and commercial bomb was released, and it still lives on in infamy, thanks almost entirely to the leading man taking shots at the film every chance he gets.

Martin Campbell’s cosmic comic book adaptation is so bland and unmemorable that you can’t rule out the possibility it would have been forgotten about entirely a long time ago if it wasn’t for Reynolds keeping its reputation alive by slating both his performance and the blockbuster itself on a regular basis.

In a recent podcast appearance, Reynolds was detailing how he met future wife Blake Lively for the first time on the set of Green Lantern, so at least some good came out of the production. However, he had some choice words when describing the movie, which you can read below.

“I met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern. And we were friends and buddies and then, about a year and a half later, we actually went out on a double date, but we were dating separate people. We hung out and kind of, you know, we always kind of kept in touch but sort of casually. And then next thing you know, she was going to Boston. I was going to Boston. So I was like, ‘I’ll ride with you’. We got on the train and rode together and then I was just begging her to sleep with me.”

Even a decade later, the knock-on effect created by Reynolds’ relentless dismissal of Green Lantern means that the upcoming HBO Max series being spearheaded by Arrowverse co-creators Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim needs to deliver top quality superhero entertainment right off the bat, because you just know the critics will be laying in wait to bash it over the head with comparisons to the 2011 version at the very first opportunity.

‘In brightest day, in blackest night, in a crease in the anus of the universe, no evil shall escape my might’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but if anyone deserves to make fun of Green Lantern, it’s Ryan Reynolds.