This post is taken from the transcript of my Youtube video of the same name. The video can be found at the bottom of the post.
Welcome to Multiverseatile, my name is Jake Long and in today’s video, I’m talking about my thoughts, hopes, and predictions for the Lanterns series that James Gunn and Peter Safran have planned for the DCU.
Before the big announcement, I had several ideas for what the DCU might do and in my DCU slate video, I had a brief synopsis for a Green Lantern movie, but I never got around to outlining a full movie. Since that won’t be happening (at least not for a while), this video will be about the Lanterns series that will be on HBO.
I’m actually pretty excited for this series, and I’m glad that they chose to have Hal Jordan, and John Stewart team up. Lately, I’ve been watching the Green Lantern animated series on HBO, and it’s been good to see Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner work together. I also like seeing him work alongside Kilowag and some other characters. From what I’ve seen so far in that show is that he works with a team a lot. Of course, in that series, he’s been a Green Lantern for a while.
In the HBO series, it sounds like it will focus on just the two lanterns: Hal Jordan, and John Stewart. I think they chose the best lanterns for this, and I like that they mentioned True Detective although I’ve actually only seen clips for that. Some other shows that I hope they find inspiration from are X-files, and even Supernatural even though the brothers aren’t detectives they have a good dynamic.
I’m also hoping that there is a dash of Men in Black in there, and I think there will be based on James Gunn’s two previous DC projects having Starro, and the Butterflies and just the way they were presented. I don’t expect every one of these projects to feel exactly like a James Gunn movie or show, but I don’t think I’ll mind if I notice some of his influence.
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Baby Groot
Even though, James Gunn did say that it will be a terrestrial based story, I do hope that we get some scenes in space whether it is just part of the set up, it would be cool to see some interactions with the Guardians on Oa. My guess is that they will most likely be checking in using some sort of technology that includes a hologram. I’m also hoping that a lot of what they come across and come up against is the presence of aliens on Earth.
To make another comparison, I feel like the lanterns are sort of DC’s Jedi. They all have the same power set just at different levels, and they meet up on a big city planet, and then go out on missions in pairs. And this reminds me of Episode 1 especially and how Qui Gonn Jinn, and Obi Wan Kenobi are sent to negotiate with Trade Federation. The movie might not be the greatest overall but those two as a partnership were enjoyable to watch, and I would even watch a prequel with them going on adventures and they can just de-age Ewan Mcgregor, and Liam Neeson. That’s probably not going to happen though.
Anyway, my last thought is on James Gunn’s last comment about them and that is that “they discover a terrifying mystery that ties into our larger story at the DCU.” This is really exciting and I’m glad he told us this. At first glance, it seems like it has something to do with Darkseid and especially the Anti-Life equation which you may know is a tool to be used to control people by accessing the darkness inside of them. This would be really cool, but if they decide to go another route, I would be down for that as well.
Green Lantern Jon Stewart Funko Pop
Their discovery could be something that later leads to bigger things. For example, they could discover the Manhunters. (Not to be confused with our other green friend), These are androids that the Guardians built before they created the Green Lanterns. The Manhunters malfunctioned and went too far. They were decommissioned, but there are many interstellar threats that could reactivate them to use them for their own agenda.
No matter what the Lanterns discover in this series, following a pair of super powered space detectives sounds exciting and I am on board, but let me know your thoughts in the comments below, if you’d like to. Are you excited for this series? Why? Why not? And what would you like to see in the series? Also, if you want to read more of my crazy DCU thoughts, you can check out this post on Multiverseatile.com. Thanks for watching, and take care.