Finn Wittrock Cast As Guy Gardner In HBO Max’s Green Lantern Series
HBO Max’s upcoming Green Lantern series has cast its first Lantern. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Finn Wittrock will portray Green Lantern Guy Gardner on the series. According to the report, this incarnation of Guy is “a hulking mass of masculinity, and, as rendered in the comics, an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism. And yet, Guy is somehow likable.”
Guy Gardner was created by John Broome and artist Gil Kane in 1968. However, Guy didn’t come to prominence until the ’80s when he was the Green Lantern Corps’ resident a**hole. He was also a key part of the comedic Justice League International run by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, and Adam Hughes. In the ’90s and ’00s, Guy was re-envisioned as a more conventional anti-hero.
The live-action Green Lantern series will take place in multiple eras, including 1941 when Alan Scott became Earth’s first Green Lantern. Guy will apparently be the Green Lantern in 1984.
Wittrock has previously starred in American Horror Story. Additionally, he will have a leading role in Ratched season 2 on Netflix. He has also appeared in Judy, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Big Short, and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Marc Guggenheim will executive produce Green Lantern for HBO Max. Grahame-Smith will also be the showrunner on the series. Filming will begin later this year.
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