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DC Studios boss James Gunn dismisses rumours of Green Lantern series being cancelled

The series was originally announced for premiere on the HBO Max streaming service

PTI Los Angeles Published 27.12.22, 03:00 PM
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DC studios co-head James Gunn has dismissed a report that the production banner has axed the upcoming Green Lantern series.

In a tweet, the publication concerned had suggested that the series, originally announced for premiere on the HBO Max streaming service, had been scrapped.


Gunn, known directing the blockbuster DC film The Suicide Squad, commented on the tweet and called it “fake”. The publication later deleted the tweet.

The Green Lantern series has been in development since 2019 with Arrow producer Greg Berlanti behind the project.

In October this year, it was reported that the focus of the show had shifted from characters Guy Gardner and Alan Scott, to be played by Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine, respectively. However, the refocus would be on John Stewart, one of DC's first Black superheroes and one of the longest-serving Green Lanterns.

Warner Bros hired Guardians of the Galaxy director Gunn and veteran executive Peter Safran as co-chairmen and CEOs of the newly formed DC Studios to revamp the Zack Snyder-created superhero universe.

Since then, Henry Cavill has announced that he will not return as Superman in future DC films and Patty Jenkins-Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 is also not moving forward.

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