HBO Max's Green Lantern series has been in development for a while, and it appears as though a character set to appear in the series has been confirmed. After it was revealed that Finn Wittrock would appear as the iconic Guy Gardener, a report has surfaced that another Hollywood name is in discussions to play another one of the Emerald Knights. Actor Jeremy Irvine as hero Alan Scott? It could happen.
Jeremy Irvine, who might be remembered by some as one of the stars of the criminally underrated canceled Jason Bourne spinoff series Treadstone, is reportedly in talks to play Alan Scott in HBO Max's Green Lantern series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the news is not official, and it's not a sure thing Irvine will play Alan Scott, the news does seemingly confirm that audiences can expect yet another iconic Green Lantern in the series.
Alan Scott is the first human Green Lantern in DC Comics lore, and relevant in terms of the fact that, as of the last decade, he's one of DC's more notable gay characters. In fact, it's already been confirmed that Scott, who's been around since 1940, will be gay in the upcoming HBO Max series.
HBO Max may have found a second actor to fill out its Green Lantern Corps, but there are still many more to go. Based on what we know about the series so far, the series will also feature the human Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, as well as alien Lanterns Sinestro and Kilowog. Provided that talks with Jeremy Irvine indeed go through and he's officially cast in the role, there's still another two human roles up for grabs. The casting process is absolutely off to a promising start, so I can only imagine what names will slide across as the next to join this series.
HBO Max's Green Lantern series has been one DC fans have been on the lookout for, as it's been a section of the universe television and movies have had a hard time cracking. Now, after a failed Ryan Reynolds movie and teases of Lanterns in the Arrowverse, there will soon be another opportunity for DC to make the Green Lantern Corps a thing. Let's just hope that this time around, it'll be more successful and not turn into a meme that even the actors who were involved in it poke fun at.
Stay tuned for more news about the Green Lantern series, including when it will premiere on HBO Max. For more Green Lantern goodness to chase down this exciting news about Alan Scott, read up on some of the things we know about the other Lantern confirmed to appear, Guy Gardner.