It seems that HBO Max’s Green Lantern may have found another star for its series. According to The Illuminerdi, Jeremy Irvine is in negotiations to star as Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern.
Created by Martin Nodell, Alan Scott first appeared in All-American Comics #16 in 1940. Acting as the first Green Lantern, he fought evil with the aid of a magical ring which grants him a variety of powers. Scott was a founding member of the Justice Society of America alongside Jay Garrick, Sandman, Spectre, Atom, and Hawkman.
Irvine’s proposed deal is being described as a one-year deal, unlike his potential costar Finn Wittrock who will star as Guy Gardner. This could suggest Scott will only appear in the series for one season, or perhaps they may need to recast the role if an older Scott appears in later seasons.
The first season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and begin in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, Alan Scott, before transitioning to Guy Gardner’s story in 1984. The series will be co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner.
Irvine made his debut in 2011’s War Horse and is well known for his work in Treadstone. Most recently he has starred in the film adaptation of the young adult novel Fallen and Manna Mia! Here We Go Again.
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