‘JL Dark,’ ‘Green Lantern,’ More HBO Max Discussed

We previously got news that some version of Justice League Dark would be appearing on HBO Max. Now, as the channel officially launches, WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt spoke with Peter Kafka on the Recode Media podcast. Among the topics discussed were various DC projects.

On Greg Berlanti’s mysterious Green Lantern series:

“Greg has done a lot of really quality DC fare for The CW. These will not be that. These will be the next step up in production value. You can expect the highest level of cinematic production values on those shows, and that’s the same for the projects we’ve announced with J.J. [Abrams].”

On Abrams’ Justice League Dark:

“Yes, he’s always loved it. He always felt that there was a lot of opportunity there and an unexplored territory, and kind of a pond that he could play in exclusively.”

On the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League:

“It isn’t as easy as going into the vault and there’s a Snyder Cut sitting there to put out. It does not exist. Zack is actually building it and it’s complex… including new VFX shots. It’s a radical rethinking of that movie and it’s complicated and wildly expensive. I’ll just say I wish it was just 30 million and stop there. It’s an enormous undertaking and very complex.”

Given the head start it has, the Snyder Cut will likely be the first of these projects to air. Stay tuned for more HBO Max/DC news in the coming months.

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Kevin Sharp

From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing convention sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, the comics medium and characters feel like a part of my DNA.