HBO Max ‘Green Lantern has focused on an actor who plays Alan Scott and Jeremy Irvine, who ran Bourne TV’s Treadstone spin-off, in talks for the role of the comic book hero.
Scott is one of the most well-known gay characters in the DC Universe, although this is only a relatively recent development. It was created in 1940 with a magic ring. When Green Lantern was newly developed in the 1960s it was against a science fiction backdrop and the hero Hal Jordan was a test pilot in the atomic age. Eventually, Scott was reintroduced as a lantern from a parallel earth and in the 2000s. As the multiverse concept blossomed, he was perceived as gay and led a broader movement at the publisher.
Irvine made his feature film debut in 2011 with Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War Horse. The English actor played a young Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and appeared in the dramas The Professor and the Madman and The Last Full Measure. Most recently, Irvine appeared in the Jason Bourne-inspired spy series Treadstone.
Finn Wittrock stars on the HBO Max series as Guy Gardner, one of the many Green Lanterns to appear on the big budget series from executive producer Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV. Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim write the series, with Grahame-Smith serving as the showrunner.
Green Lantern is one of several DC properties in the works at HBO Max. The WarnerMedia-backed streamer is in production in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker, while a Gotham Police Department drama from Matt Reeves’ new The Batman film is in the works. Meanwhile, JJ Abrams is developing several series in the DC space, including Justice League Dark and Constantine.
Irvine will again be looked after by UTA and the Independent Talent Group.