Green Lantern: would the screenwriter of the animated series be ready for a revival? Here’s what the DC talent says


In 2019, six years after the cancellation of Cartoon Network, young justice was brought back as a DC Universe Original, and nowadays it can be watched with an HBO Max subscription. It was a standout example of how a beloved series can return after being gone for so long, but it’s not the only popular DC animated TV show from the early 2010s that various fans have been hoping to see revived. . There was also support for Green Lantern: The Animated Series to follow suit, and Ernie Altbacker, one of the show’s main writers, is ready for that to happen.

While chatting with Ernie Altbacker about returning to the Green Lantern mythology in the upcoming DC movie Green Lantern: Beware of my power (which he co-wrote with Spider-Man: The Animated Series‘ John Semper), I noted how Green Lantern: The Animated Series celebrated its 10th anniversary last November, and it’s been just over nine years since the show was canceled. As such, I asked if Altbacker would be interested in participating in a Green Lantern: The Animated Series revived after all this time, and here’s what he had to say:

Yes! I still have my old ideas from Green Lantern: The Animated Series, characters I wanted to feature or stories I wanted to do. That would be great. I would love to do that or be part of it. I haven’t heard anything, but even if it’s just as a fan to watch, I can’t wait. Sooner or later they will.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series premiered five months after the live action, directed by Ryan Reynolds The Green Lantern the film was released. The TV show starred Josh Keaton as Hal Jordan, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kilowog, Jason Spisak as Razer, and Gray DeLisle as Aya, and received much critical acclaim. positive. However, due to the film’s poor critical reception negatively affecting toy sales, Cartoon Network canceled Green Lantern: The Animated Series after a single season of 26 episodes. And yet, all these years later, there have been carious calls for the show to be brought back just like young justice was, and Ernie Altbacker (whose other DC-related credits include animating Injustice movie and the Doctor Who– inspired by the DC Showcase short film Constantine: The House of Mystery) would be up for it, even if he ended up watching as a fan.

So what would a second season of Green Lantern: The Animated Series train. For one thing, Ernie Altbacker mentioned in our chat that John Stewart, the third human member of the Green Lantern Corps in the comics, would be brought in. It should also be mentioned that the young justice episode “Encounter on a Razor’s Edge!” heavily referenced Green Lantern: The Animated Series, including with Razer. However, young justice producer Greg Weisman said that Green Lantern: The Animated Series is “adjacent” canon, which means that although similar events took place on young justice‘s Earth with these versions of Razer and Kilowog, we still haven’t followed where we left off with the Razer of Green Lantern: The Animated Series. That’s reason enough to start season 2!

For now, a great return for Green Lantern: The Animated Series doesn’t appear to be in the cards, but if that changes, CinemaBlend will pass on the news. For now, you’ll be able to see how Ernie Altbacker handled a different type of Green Lantern story when Green Lantern: Beware of my powerwhich features black adamAldis Hodge as John Stewart, is published by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 26.


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