Green Lantern Animated Series Does Not Follow Film; Will Feature Red Lantern Corps

Green Lantern Animated Series Does Not Follow Film; Will Feature Red Lantern Corps

The animated series set to premiere on Cartoon Network next year will not follow the storyline set in the live-action film, but will be closer to the story in the modern comics. has learned that Jim Krieg, whose previous work include Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Super Hero Squad Show and Fox's Spider-Man and X-Men series, is the newly appointed story editor for Warner Bros. Animation's upcoming Green Lantern animated series.

The Green Lantern series will be the first computer-generated, animated series featuring DC Universe comics characters. The story will focus on Hal Jordan, Kilowog (his Corps drill instructor) and an yet to be named Red Lantern. The Red Lanterns are a savage parallel to the Green Lantern. The Red Lantern Corps is fueled by the light of rage, and its ring-wielders roam the galaxy seeking violent retribution and death.

The series will not be considered canon for the live-action movie franchise.

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spanky - 8/9/2010, 8:50 AM
daddy likes it alot
Necrophobos - 8/9/2010, 8:53 AM
Hope it's good. I don't know anything about the Reds so I'm dying to see this.
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 8:53 AM
Ah yes! I love being able to say "I told ya so". lol
InstigatorGIRL - 8/9/2010, 8:56 AM
Friking sweet! Here's hoping they are going to bring in the other Lantern Corps because then maybe eventually DC can do a Blackest Night animated movie. =D
RedDevil - 8/9/2010, 8:57 AM
I smell a Blackest Night special!
GreenHalJordan - 8/9/2010, 8:58 AM
comicb00kguy - 8/9/2010, 8:59 AM
Is part of this missing? I see the part "The story will focus on Hal Jordan, Kilowog (his drill instructor) and an yet to be named Red Lantern. The Red Lanterns" Shouldn't there be something more after "The Red Lanterns"?

As for the idea of this series not following the movie, it makes far more sense for the series to follow the canon from the comics. The ultimate goal of a good animated superhero series is to develop interest among new readers for the comic. Following the comics will hook new readers, who will want to pick up the books and some TPB's and learn more about the characters.

Jim Krieg has a good track record imo, so the stories for this should be good. Add this to the things I'm looking forward to next year!
Hawksblueyes - 8/9/2010, 9:02 AM
This looks like a must watch.
Angelus - 8/9/2010, 9:04 AM
A must watch, most defintely!

kalel38 - 8/9/2010, 9:06 AM
guys just strted gettin into green lantern lately.looking for books during time when hal was possessed by parallax cud any1 help me out with title rebirth lately and was savage
RedDevil - 8/9/2010, 9:07 AM
Well it is a Lantern story so I guess they may tone it down a bit and maybe include most of the known DC characters. As long as they bring the gritty element BN had then I'll be satisfied.
RedDevil - 8/9/2010, 9:11 AM
Awesome! GL books are one of the greatest ever.
List of some books to read:
GL Secret Origin
GL No Fear
GL Emerald Dawn
GL Rebirth
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 9:12 AM
The key stuff would be Emerald Twilight (since that's where it all goes down), Zero Hour (which is when he tries to reset time. FYI, it's kind of a tough read), and Final Night (which is where he sort of redeems himself). Those should give you the basics of what went down while Hal was Parallax.
AshleyWilliams - 8/9/2010, 9:13 AM
Sounds EPIC!
HelaGood - 8/9/2010, 9:14 AM
kalel38 - 8/9/2010, 9:19 AM
@GlFanboy and dgr8... cheers lads for that i collected secret origin wen it came out here great stuff altogether.after reading rebirth im feeling green lantern could be my new favourite dc hero
Ronnie11 - 8/9/2010, 9:19 AM
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 9:26 AM
@Kalel Glad you saw the light!! Pun intended. ;P
BTW if you want to go one step further and follow Hal's path between Final Night and Rebirth you can read "Day of Judgement" which has never been collected in TPB form but Day of Judgment is the DC event where Hal becomes the Spectre. Just hit a comic shop and pick up the individual issues. I think it was a 5 or 6 issue mini-series. It's also one of Geoff Johns first big writing gigs with DC.
thebamf - 8/9/2010, 9:28 AM
This is nice!
Mileena16 - 8/9/2010, 9:28 AM
god i hope the animation looks good. other then that looks AWESOME
peterparker420 - 8/9/2010, 9:29 AM
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! Blackest Night event!!

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marvel72 - 8/9/2010, 9:33 AM
@ pietro filiponi this sounds f*cking awesome,hopfully we see the likes of sinestro corps & agent orange.
oh man this is gonna be wicked.
kalel38 - 8/9/2010, 9:33 AM
nice one glfanboy.the spectre ting was bit confusing durin rebirth.i have to go whole way to dublin to get decent comics.
RedDevil - 8/9/2010, 9:35 AM
Kalel38 of Krypton RISE!!!
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 9:38 AM
Kalel! That sucks! You might have better luck with ebay. Just a thought. Might even be able to get all of them in one lot.
jjmeylar - 8/9/2010, 9:38 AM

kalel38 - 8/9/2010, 9:43 AM
sure does glfanboy,ebay prob best way to go.any1 see the green lantern footage or was there any at comic con
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 9:47 AM
@Kalel Yeah, I was there and saw it. Wasn't much to see as there wasn't much finished footage to show yet. Lots of quick cuts but the shot of the construct was badass as well as the VERY brief glimpse of Oa! What was there was great but it definitely left you wanting much more!
paulyd3 - 8/9/2010, 9:49 AM
the brightest day seriers is rocking too brothers.
kalel38 - 8/9/2010, 9:51 AM
cant wait to see it.should be deadly.after reading the few books i cant see why so many people disliked the casting of hal.ryan reynolds is perfect for the role
RedDevil - 8/9/2010, 10:00 AM
AMEN! BRO! Brightest Day is awesome.
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 10:03 AM
Kalel, I think most people who didn't like the casting are coming around to the idea. There's only a small minority who still don't like him. And I think most of the people who didn't like him as Hal because 1. They wanted him for other roles, 2. They only knew him from movies like Van Wilder or 3. They're moronic Joss Whedon fans who think Nathan Fillion should play every super hero known to man.
Ryan is gonna knock it out of the park!
paulyd3 - 8/9/2010, 10:05 AM

Righteous Bro issue 7 is out now. Thanks dude. Hal Jordon finally getting some street cred in the new movie and Cartoon. Bring on the JLA movie.

Destroyer14 - 8/9/2010, 10:17 AM
The Red Lanterns? Cool. I would love to see the Black Lanterns also.
Shaman - 8/9/2010, 10:33 AM
I have no idea who they are but i can't wait to buy the box sets!!! :))

Poni- Again, awesome poster!!! Good job, IJ :))
kalel38 - 8/9/2010, 10:40 AM
@GLFANBOY yeah i think alot of people were hoping for him to be the flash,hell even i was but im confident he'll be a great hal.
JoshWilding - 8/9/2010, 10:40 AM
I've not got as far as any of the Red Lantern/Blackest Night stuff yet (only about 10 issues in to the series even though I've got all the grahic novels leading up to the current issues) so I have no idea who they are! Regardless, I'm looking forward to this series. :)
GLFanboy - 8/9/2010, 10:57 AM
@JoshW If you just finished Revenge of the Green Lanterns I think that means you're coming up on the Sinestro Corps War pretty soon! I'm kinda jealous! I wish I was reading that for the first time! You're gonna have a blast with that one!
Shaman - 8/9/2010, 10:57 AM
kalel38- I personally wish that if they ever go the JLA way, they keep Ryan/Hal as the cocky test pilot and use Barry Allen for a more serious Flash. Mathew Fox is by far the best choice for this character to pick up where John Shipp left off! I just don't see Wally being all that necessary. We don't need an overly comedic relief, IMO.
marvel72 - 8/9/2010, 11:00 AM
guys,i love all the brightest day covers.
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