Jeremy Irvine (“War Horse,” “Stonewall,” “Treadstone”) is in talks for the role of Alan Scott, Earth’s first Green Lantern, in the upcoming “Green Lantern” series at HBO Max.
In the comics, the character was a gay train engineer from the 1940s who became one of the ‘lanterns’. He later joined the Justice Society of America and would work with other lanterns from Earth-like Hal Jordan.
Irvine would join Finn Wittrock in the series, who has been cast in the lead role of Guy Gardner. They will be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns – from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes.
The series spans decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with Scott and then heading to 1984 with cocky alpha male Gardner and half-alien Bree Jarta. Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim.
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