While some upcoming DCEU movies are eagerly awaited by fans, there is an HBO Max series from DC Comics in the making that is creating just as much excitement, namely the Green Lantern TV show, directed by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim is created. In a new report from The Illuminerdi, we got our first description of two of the main characters, Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz.
Jessica Cruz: Protecting the galaxy is hard enough. It’s even harder when you’re the type who feels uncomfortable leaving the apartment. Life forced Jessica to become self-employed at a young age supervised by her younger sister. She is smart. Determined. If you look at her you will never know how the struggle goes on inside. Jessica lives with a sometimes debilitating anxiety disorder. She has battled fear longer than any of ours other lanterns.
Simon Baz: Simon has loved the Green Lanterns for as long as he can remember. With his innate charm and gift of gift, he works as a salesman in Detroit. However, business has not been good lately. After 9 years / 11, America has grown suspicious of young men from the Middle East. “
HBO Max had previously confirmed that Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Kilowog and Sinestro would be part of the series. In the comics, the characters are part of the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic peacekeeping organization. Corps members are handpicked from different planets. Only those living beings who have shown a love of justice and the strongest will of their people are allowed to join the corps.
Once a member is selected, they will receive the Green Lantern Power Ring, widely considered to be the most powerful weapon in the universe. The ring gives its user the ability to manifest anything their mind can imagine as real, solid green energy constructs.
The most famous green lantern in the comics is Hal Jordan, who got his own solo film in 2011, starring Ryan Reynolds. As far as the coming Green Lantern The show doesn’t seem to include Jordan, which should give the other members of the corps more time to shine. The series co-creator Marc Guggenheim has explained how the new series will have the look and feel of a big budget movie while maintaining an episodic format.
“I think you have to approach like a TV series and approach each episode like its own unit. Even if it’s streaming, although hopefully people binge it, you have to make each episode a satisfying meal to do it at a different pace than you’d have it in a two hour movie. Other than that, certainly the show for HBO Max that we’re all working on, we’re approaching it with the production ambitions of a movie we write it like a TV show, but we hope we do how to produce a movie. “
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Topics: Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, HBO Max, Streaming