‘Green Lantern’ Still Safe Among DC Drama At WB

The shockwaves of Batgirl being scrapped after being completed are still being felt, and for a minute there, it felt like there was no DC project that was actively safe from the new management at WB Discovery. Well, at least for now, it seems like the future plans for DC may not be quite as disruptive as initially predicted, at least for some already in-the-works projects.

While rumors swirl that DC Films’ President Walter Hamada almost quit over Batgirl, and will likely leave after Black Adam, some old projects appear to be safe under the new regime, for now.

Those include Black Canary, which is Jurnee Smollett’s solo feature for the character first introduced in Harley Quinn’s Birds of Prey movie, making her technically part of the DCEU tracing its roots back to the original Snyder Man of Steel/Batman V Superman/Justice League trilogy. WB has confirmed that the HBO Max project is still in the works and that has not changed even in this post-Batgirl landscape.

Also still safe, apparently, is the long-gestating Green Lantern project from head of the almost-dead Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti, though it’s unclear what universe it may or may not be a part of when it arrives. Green Lantern recently cast Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine as Guy Gardner and Alan Scott respectively. This has drawn some measure of controversy given that we already did a Hal Jordan Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds, and this is two more white guy iterations of the character, when John Stewart has yet to be realized, and was only teased in the Arrowverse and cut Snyder Justice League sequences.

Berlanti is “taking the time with the effects-heavy show in order to get it right,” which is probably a good idea, considering Berlanti also co-wrote the not-good Reynolds Green Lantern in 2011, and the effects were part of why that was considered a poor showing (and of course, the script).

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