Things didn’t pan out well the last time Green Lantern was adapted for live-action, which failed in every single aspect, leading WB to put Green Lantern on ice for over a decade in live-action. But it appears the prominent DC IP might finally get its due in the new chapter of the DC universe under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran, which is set to kickstart next year.
With the DCU set to tell an intertwined story throughout the medium of TV and films, the planned Green Lantern show will play a major role in settling up DCU’s overarching narrative. And following the Guardians director’s plans to craft it more in line with HBO’s acclaimed True Detective, fans are optimistic about its future.
James Gunn’s Plans for the Green Lantern Show Has Left Fans’ Enticed
The way the mystery unfolds in the acclaimed series, which is accompanied by some great performances from everyone onboard, True Detective became an instant classic upon its release. And with the DCU prioritizing storytelling under James Gunn‘s leadership, witnessing a Green Lantern show in the footsteps of the acclaimed thriller seems the perfect step to redeem the IP in live-action. Reflecting upon the direction Gunn and Safran are set to take for Green Lantern, fans are assured the duo will hit it out of the park as they share their adoration with the move.
James Gunn is busy setting up the Green Lantern series and that was already exciting but then he compared it to ‘True Detective’ and my soul nearly left my body. pic.twitter.com/lUmXRzOibx
— Chief Mackenzie Bock (@GothamChief) November 6, 2023
I’m going to have a heart attack if the show turns out to be amazing. Of all the projects announced for the DCU, this is the show that I demand be perfect.
— ervin (@ervininjustice) November 6, 2023
Don’t forget they investigated earth that lead big tie to dcu
— venom45 (@ChrisGuifarro4) November 6, 2023
One thing that excites me about his DCU is, we don’t just see this superheroes doing heroes stuffs but also do things that felt kinda second hobby. I love it
— H4ppy Kni9ht 🦇 (@Isra3lit) November 6, 2023
A serious true detective space cops green lanturn??? Omai gooddd My dream is gonna true🔥🔥🔥
— Fahim Mia (@FahimMia01) November 6, 2023
I want this show to be good. Green Lantern deserves more love and recognition from the people.
— Supermaster51 (@BrandonTalbot10) November 7, 2023
Although time will tell whether the new DCU will be successful in avoiding the pitfalls the old one fell into, following James Gunn’s love for the art form, it’s reasonable to be confident about its future.
Green Lantern Will Lead To DCU’s Overall Story
Apart from having the job of redeeming the IP in the realm of live-action, the Green Lantern show will also lead into the overall story of the entire DCU through the medium of TV and Movies. Gunn explained,
“[Green Lantern] leads into the overall story that we’re telling throughout the different, different movies and television shows. And we find this Ancient Horror on Earth. And these guys are basically, you know, super cops on precinct Earth.”
With the show set to bring the fan-favorite duo of Hal Jordan and John Stewart for the ride, fans are assured this will right the wrongs of the previous depiction of the IP in live-action.