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Lanterns - James Gunn plans to shoot the DCU series in early 2025? This detail has already got us excited

James Gunn recently confirmed Lanterns and revealed that it will have a couple of Green Lanterns scattered throughout. 

Lanterns - James Gunn plans to shoot the DCU series in early 2025? This detail has already got us excited
Lanterns updates out

Last Updated: 04.13 PM, Jun 06, 2024


James Gunn has finally set the ball rolling with only serious business involved after going through the ultimate chaos of joining the DCU as the co-boss with Peter Safran and taking the wild decisions that we have already discussed enough. While he continues to work on Superman as the director, he is also the boss looking over all other projects in the DCU and the most recent one to have all his attention is Lanterns. A show based on Green Lantern, a comic book character that has never had a fruitful journey in the live-action world. However, Gunn seems to have a plan in place to make it work, and the latest update talks about the casting process and when the show goes on floors. 

Lanterns Update

As announced by James Gunn, Chris Mundy, Tom King, and Damon Lindelof have worked on a script that is now titled Lanterns and is being treated as a True Detective show with a couple of Green Lanterns scattered across. If the latest reports about the show are to go by, the makers, as per Nexus Point News, are planning to introduce more writers and Justin Britt-Gibson, Breannah Gibson and Vanessa Baden Kelly are on board. The biggest update is that they will begin the shoot in 2025. Read on to know everything you should about the same. 

The report says Lanterns go on floors in the Q1 of 2025 in the United Kingdom. That's not it. James Gunn and the team are planning everything with an aim of releasing the show in 2026. The team is right now looking for the leading men as there will be two Green Lanterns in the lead, namely Hal Jordan and John Stewart. They are looking for an actor between 43-49 years old to play Hal and a Black actor between 27-35 to play John. This also substantiated a rumor that said Jordan will be a mentor figure to Stewart who is just starting out. 

About Lanterns

"This is a story of a couple of Green Lanterns John Stewart and Hal Jordan," Gunn said about the project when it was first announced. "We have a few other Lanterns peppered in there but this is really a terrestrial-based TV show which is almost like True Detective with a couple of Green Lanterns who are space cops watching over Precinct Earth in it they discover a terrifying mystery that ties into our largest story of the DCU."

Meanwhile, Nathan Follion who plays Guy Gardner in Superman will also be seen in the supporting role in Lanterns. Meanwhile, this is not the first Lantern TV series to be greenlit. Before James Gunn and Peter Safran took over, there was another show in the making which was being created by Greg Berlanti and would have starred Finn Wittrock in the lead. 

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