Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Treadstone) is in negotiations for the role of Alan Scott/the original Green Lantern in the HBO Max series, Green Lantern. This story could contain spoilers, so if you wish to avoid potential spoilers for Green Lantern, you have been warned.
While not yet officially signed on like his potential co-star Finn Wittrock (Guy Gardner), it’s exciting to see more casting developments for our favorite green-colored space cops.
Interestingly, Irvine’s proposed deal is being described to us as a one-year deal, unlike Wittrock’s role as Guy Gardner. This could potentially spell trouble for the character of Alan Scott in the series.
The Green Lantern series will air on HBO Max and will feature various Green Lanterns throughout time. Other Lanterns that will be featured in the series include the aforementioned Guy Gardner, Bree Jarta, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz. Also being featured in the series is famous Green Lantern villain, Sinestro. However, before he takes his villainous turn, he will be seen as one of the Green Lanterns.
We also know of some characters that will not be in the series, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, as these two are being saved for the Green Lantern Corps movie.
The series is being developed by DC TV alum Greg Berlanti, alongside Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, It: Chapter Two). Berlanti was also a writer and producer on Green Lantern (2011).
Who Is The Alan Scott Version of Green Lantern?
Alan Scott is the original Green Lantern, before Hal Jordan, featured in the Golden Age of comic books. He was also a prominent member of the Justice Society of America before the Justice League was formed.
When DC brought back the multiverse in the early 2000s, they also brought back Alan Scott. This time, as a gay man and the owner of a media conglomerate who resides on Earth 2.
Alan Scott’s powers are a little different from the other Green Lanterns. He still gets his powers from a ring, however, the ring is powered by an actual green lantern. His powers also have a weakness to anything made of wood or plant matter.
In the series, it seems that Berlanti and the rest of the crew will be following a similar backstory to the comics according to character descriptions we uncovered back in November:
Alan Scott: White Male, 28 years old. From the outside, Alan is the model of early 1940’s. The image of a G-Man. Alan is handsome, clean-shaven and well dressed without a hair out of place. He has spent his young life trying to personify truth, justice, and the American Way. He is already a household name in L.A. and is seen as hero thanks to positive press coverage. However, for all of Alan’s honesty, there is one huge lie that follows him. He is a gay man. A fact that, in his era, could cost him his job, or even his life.
Green Lantern will star Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine, if he accepts the role. Also joining them as series regulars are the yet-to-be-cast Bree Jarta, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz, and Sinestro. The series does not yet have an official release date. What are your thoughts on Jeremy Irvine being offered the role of Alan Scott in Green Lantern? Let us know in the comments below! Also, be sure to follow The Illuminerdi on social media to be notified of more DC news and updates like this in the future!