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Green Lantern HBO Max Series To Have Black Female Lantern in Lead Role

The introduction of this new Green Lantern has a lot of implications for how the upcoming series will handle the property. Making Bree Jarta a half-alien is certainly an interesting approach for a central protagonist, as Lantern stories traditionally follow human characters that act as surrogates for the audience. Jarta does have that half human aspect to her as well, potentially hinting at a struggle with her two identities.

The Direct has exclusively learned of a brand new series regular from the Green Lantern HBO Max series. Our sources indicate that a main character in the series is a Black, female Green Lantern named Bree Jarta. It is unknown if “Bree Jarta” is a codename for the character, or if Bree Jarta will be the character’s actual name in the series.

This new character will be half-human and half-alien to a human father and alien mother, having grown up on an advanced alien society on another planet. She is also described as being extremely committed and hardworking to earn her Green Lantern ring, wanting to uphold the values that the Green Lantern Corps stands for.

Her character will be partnered with fellow Green Lantern Guy Gardner, with sources suggesting that there may be some friction between the two’s vastly different personalities.

This character does not appear to be based on the recently-introduced comic book character Sojourner Mullein.

The Green Lantern series appears to trust its viewers to be welcoming to Lanterns of different, otherworldly backgrounds. If films like Guardians of the Galaxy can make a rag-tag group of multiple aliens work, the Green Lantern series can certainly do the same.

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