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No evil shall escape Hal Jordan’s sight, but this Green Lantern will do so on HBO Max and not in theaters.
In October, Warner Bros. officially announced the main characters of the initial ten episodes of the live-action Green Lantern series on HBO Max.
Simon Baz, Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Kilowog, and Alan Scott will be the focus of the show at first.
Sinestro will appear as well.
However, Hal Jordan’s name was strangely not called.
As I reported then, Hal Jordan’s absence in the roll call doesn’t mean he won’t be on the show.
Producer Greg Berlanti is a successful world-builder for the CW’s Arrowverse.
Sources revealed that Hal Jordan is a character they will lead up to.
After all, Sinestro is Jordan’s arch enemy; it’s like having a DC superhero movie with the Joker but minus Batman.
John Stewart is being seriously developed for the DCEU so that might be why he’s unlisted.
I was told that this series would be like a cross between DC Comics’ Tales of the Green Lantern Corps and TV’s Heroes in terms of format.
Months have passed, and now the show will enter production on April 12.
But where is Hal Jordan?
Hal Jordan to Appear in HBO Max’ Green Lantern TV Series
Apparently, Hal Jordan won’t appear until the end of Season One, and will become a regular in the second year if it’s renewed.
I heard that HBO Max, and Warner Bros. in general, is a tad afraid of using Hal Jordan in the series launch.
The problem is the 2011 box-office flop Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds.
That film (for the record, I loved it) nearly destroyed the Green Lantern brand.
That’s what losing money, acquiring terrible critics ratings, and becoming a joke could do to a franchise.
The undeserved stink of Green Lantern was so bad even Reynolds took a poke at it.
So a marketing makeover is in order. Enter a diverse, fresh batch of Green Lantern Corps that would give it a new, serious look to the general public.
Hal Jordan will then be recast.
Hopefully, he’ll arrive Luke Skywalker style, appearing in the season finale and kicking Sinestro’s ass.