A new rumor suggests Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti is developing a Green Lantern Corps show for HBOMax starring Kyle Rayner.
The rumor comes from TVO at The Lords of the Long Box.
He reports, “Greg Berlanti is developing a Green Lantern Corps TV show for HBOMax featuring everybody’s favorite Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.”
TVO explains that Hal Jordan is hands off because they plan to use him in the movies. He then points to the idea that Arrow’s John Diggle is really John Stewart in disguise. TVO notes, “John Stewart is already on Arrow with John Diggle discovering last season who he really is, if you guys have been paying attention. So we don’t know where that’s going to go. Remember John Diggle’s fathers name is Stewart. So watch out for that.” He continues, “John Stewart Green Lantern will temporarily be seen during the Crisis crossover.” He adds, “Otherwise he’s being held back as well.”
TVO then discusses why it’s going to be on HBO Max, “I’m being told it’s going to be on HBO Max because that’s the one that could give it the best budget. They don’t want to have to put it on The CW because The CW just wouldn’t do it justice.”
HBO Max will be the home to Doom Patrol. It’s unclear if DC Universe’s Titans will join them, but Berlanti is behind Titans as well as the Arrowverse show. It’s possible this Kyle Rayner Green Lantern show could be a spin-off from Titans. Rayner was fast friends with Titans member Wally West in the comics. However, West did not appear in Titans Season 1. However, he is rumored to appear in Season 2. (Related: Rumor: Flash to Appear on DC Universe’s Titans Season 2)
Who is Kyle Rayner?
Kyle Rayner was originally created by Ron Marz and Darryl Bank in Green Lantern #48 back in 1994. Rayner separated himself from other members of the Green Lantern Corps via the use of his constructs. He would use imagination to deploy other superheroes, anime characters, mech weapons, advanced technology, and even those with mystic powers.
He would go on to join the Titans and have a brief fling with Donna Troy before becoming a member of the Justice League.
At one point during his time as Green Lantern he would ascend to godhood and become known as Ion. As Ion he could bend time, space, and reality. In fact, it allowed him to be in multiple places at once, similar to Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan. He would eventually abandon the powers in order to save his humanity. He would revert back to being a regular Green Lantern and rely on his willpower and imagination.
Another Green Lantern Rumor
Another rumor regarding The Green Lanterns surfaced earlier this week that indicated a Green Lantern show starring Arrow actor David Ramsey, who plays John Diggle, was pitched to The CW. (Related: Rumor: Green Lantern Show Starring David Ramsey Pitched to The CW)
Diggle as a Green Lantern was hinted in The CW’s Elseworlds crossover when Barry Allen visits from Earth-90 and points out that Diggle is not wearing his ring.
Green Lantern Corps Film
A Green Lantern Corps film based off Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern comics was officially announced on Johns’ Mad Ghost Productions website. The announcement revealed the film would star both Hal Jordan and John Stewart as Green Lanterns. The film is still currently listed on the Mad Ghost Productions website and notes it is in development. Along with the blurb confirming it will feature Jordan and Stewart, there is a teaser image that also shows Guy Gardner alongside Stewart and Jordan. (Related: Green Lantern Corps Film Characters Officially Confirmed!)
There’s definitely quite a bit of buzz surrounding the Green Lanterns and leads me to suspect there is definitely something in the works.
What do you make of this new rumor regarding a HBO Max show featuring Kyle Rayner? Does it interest you?