Entertainment Identifier Registry information for Warner Bros.’ HBO Max original series, Green Lantern, seemingly reveals its release window.
For DC fans worried about the Green Lantern television series’ fate amidst the batgirl cancellation, the project appears to still be in the works and has a release window.
One Twitter user shared a screenshot of the Green Lantern show’s information submitted to the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR), which media companies use to keep track of the content that they put out. Warner Bros. is designated as the “Associated Org” for the project, whose “Release Date” is listed as 2024.
The information for Green Lantern appears to be legitimate, being that the project shares common identifiers for Warner Bros.’ other entries, like HBO Max’s Doom Patrol. The EIDR information input for the HBO Max original series’ third season lines up with what was released on the streaming service in 2021, and bears Warner Bros.’ Registrant ID (10.5237/A929-C667). This is the same Registrant ID that is attached for the Green Lantern show in the system.
The existence of EIDR information for Green Lantern does not guarantee the project’s safety, however. batgirl was also submitted to EIDR by Warner Bros and the site shows the movie’s anticipated 2022 release window, which will now never happen. Warner Bros. canceled the film in early August, with an official statement from the studio reading, “The decision to not release batgirl reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC Universe and HBO Max.”
batgirl is not the first DC-related project to be canceled, though its axing months after filming had finished took many by surprise. Warner Bros. has announced and canceled other projects in the recent past, like the Wonder Twins movie. Just weeks after announcing that Riverdale‘s KJ Apa and 1883’s Isabel May would star in the movie, it was scrapped by Warner Bros. due to its $75 million budget.
As for Green Lanterndetails on the series have been few and far between aside from reports and two main casting announcements: Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) as Guy Gardner and Jeremy Irvine (Treadstone) as Alan Scott. Script outlines for the first season of Green Lantern are almost complete though, with writer Marc Guggenheim confirming in June 2022 that he was working on the season finale. Guggenheim said on the Hall of Justice podcast, “I’m working, today, in fact, on the outline for the season finale. So, we’re working away.”
No official word on a release window for Green Lantern has been given by Warner Bros. as of writing.
Source: EIDR 1, 2, 3, Twitter via Reddit