Green Lantern, the upcoming HBO Max series that will bring the full breadth of the Green Lantern Corps to the small screen for the first time, has found its first recruit.
Two-time Emmy nominee Finn Wittrock has been cast in the rough-and-tumble role of Guy Gardner. According to the show’s official character description, Guy is a hulking mass of masculinity, and, as rendered in the comics, an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism. And yet, Guy is somehow likable.
Guy has a long and storied history as a member of the Green Lantern Corps as well as a DC comic book character. Technically the third Green Lantern to be introduced, he was the second after the Green Lantern title’s Silver Age reimagining. Originally introduced as the second choice by Abin Sur’s ring after his death, Guy’s larger-than-life persona came about in the 1980s, when the original pretty vanilla character was given a hyper-macho reinvention—a personality that still endures today. Rough and hot-tempered, but loyal and ultimately heroic, Guy can be seen as the Green Lantern Corps’ resident tough guy.
Worth noting is that while Guy Gardner may be the first Green Lantern introduced for the HBO Max series, he won’t be the last. The show promises to tell a story that spans decades and that features a number of well-known Lanterns, including Alan Scott, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz, Kilowog and more. According to the show’s official logline: Green Lantern reinvents the classic DC property through a story spanning decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott, and 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner (Wittrock) and half-alien Bree Jarta. They’ll be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns—from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes.
It’s time to face your fears, Titans fans.
While the plot of Titans’ third season remains as well guarded as Titans Tower, we do know that it will see Dick Grayson and his team of young heroes make their way to Gotham City where they’ll tangle with one of Batman’s most terrifying foes—the Scarecrow.
While the character was first announced last year at DC FanDome, we now know the actor who will be bringing him to life. Titans revealed today that Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser would take on the role of Dr. Jonathan Crane, who will start the season as an inmate at Arkham Asylum.
“Invincible” has been renewed for Seasons 2 and 3 at Amazon.
The announcement was made on Thursday on Twitter by Robert Kirkman alongside Steven Yeun, who voices the show’s main character. The news comes ahead of the Season 1 finale, which will debut on Amazon on April 30.
“I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind Invincible,” Kirkman said in a separate statement. “The comic book is truly a love letter to a genre that Cory (Walker) and I grew up reading and loving, and it’s been a gratifying journey to watch our characters come to life again through the animated series. We’re beyond excited to continue this story for at least two more seasons.”
The hour-long adult animated series is based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. It revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
Netflix has revealed the first teaser-trailer for “Sweet Tooth,” an upcoming fantasy series based on the DC Comics series of the same name. Originally published in 2009, the comic “Sweet Tooth” was written and drawn by Jeff Lemire for DC’s mature-facing imprint Vertigo, which published adult series like “The Sandman,” “Preacher,” and “Watchmen.”
The series was created by filmmaker Jim Mickle, co-creator of SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard,” and director of hit genre films such as “Cold in July” and “We Are What We Are.” Mickle serves as executive producer alongside Amanda Burrell, Susan Downey, and Robert Downey Jr.
The fantasy series takes place in a world where an apocalyptic event known as “The Great Crumble” leads to a hybrid breed of babies being born with animal characteristics. After living in isolation for 10 years, a hybrid deer-boy (Christian Convery) forms an unlikely friendship with a wandering loner (“Game of Thrones” star Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on a survival adventure, finding allies and enemies, and uncovering the wild and mysterious forest that’s become America.
Sony Picture has delayed the Spider-Man-adjacent Morbius for the fifth time.
Instead of Jan. 21, 2022, the film will now arrive in theaters Jan. 28. The reason for the one-week delay was not specified.