With deep space locations, wild-looking aliens and above all else, complicated power ring constructs, Green Lantern will no doubt be an extraordinarily special effects-heavy show. Characters like the hulking Kilowog will likely be brought to life entirely through digital effects.
Via Comicbook.com, as part of the Storytelling Across Media conference, Marc Guggenheim detailed his approach to the production of Green Lantern:
“I happen to believe — and this is not a universally-held opinion — that you can’t do a ten-hour show or an eight-episode show, like an 8-hour movie. I don’t think that works. When I see it done, there’s always some flabby episodes in the middle. I think you have to approach it like a TV series and approach each episode like its own entity. Even though it’s streaming, even though hopefully people will binge it, you’ve got to make each episode a satisfying meal.””You’ve got to look at it with a different tempo than you would have in a two-hour movie. That being said, certainly the show for HBO Max that we’re all working on, we are approaching it with the production ambitions of a movie. So we’re writing it like a TV show but we’re hoping to produce it like a film.”
HBO Max is obviously going to want a show that can compete with or outperform The Mandalorian, and Green Lantern could be the show to do just that.