The upcoming live-action Green Lantern series from Greg Berlanti will feature iconic villain Sinestro, according to Sarah Aubrey, Head of Content for HBO Max.
The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour when Aubrey informed reporters of Berlanti’s progress on the series. “The series, so far, is going to span several decades, and focus on the origin story of two major Green Lanterns on Earth while linking it to the story in space, a Green Lantern-favorite character, Sinestro.”
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While no official casting news was revealed during the panel, we can theorize which Green Lantern characters will be used in the show.
The two most obvious choices would be Hal Jordan and John Stewart, arguably the most popular Earth Green Lanterns, who have plenty of shared history together to mine for a television series. But if they want to go for something a little different, they could feature rookie GLC recruits Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, who recently starred in a buddy cop comic series titled Green Lanterns. (Cruz was recently featured in the animated movie Justice League vs. the Fatal Five.) They would make for excellent gateway characters into the Green Lantern mythos.
The Green Lantern series was first announced back in October 2019 at WarnerMedia’s HBO Max presentation. Berlanti, who is best known for creating the CW’s Arrowverse, called the GL series “our biggest DC show ever made” in a statement. No release date was announced at the panel.
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Source: IGN.com Green Lantern HBO Max Live-Action Series Will Feature Sinestro