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Jeremy Irvine in talks to play gay hero Alan Scott in ‘Green Lantern’

English actor Jeremy Irvine is in talks to play Alan Scott in the series 'Green Lantern'

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English actor Jeremy Irvine is in talks to play Alan Scott in the series “Green Lantern”. Scott is one of the higher-profile gay characters of the DC Universe. The fictional superhero, created in 1940, was the first character to bear the name Green Lantern.

When Green Lantern was re-developed in the sixties, the hero, Hal Jordan, made his entry as a test pilot and Scott was re-introduced as a Lantern from a parallel Earth. In the multiverse, he was re-imagined as gay.

The upcoming series stars Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner, one of the many Green Lanterns expected to appear in the big-budget series from executive producer Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Berlanti, along with Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, is writing the HBO Max series, with Grahame-Smith as showrunner.

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Jeremy Irvine made his film debut in Steven Spielberg’s 2011 release, “War Horse”. The actor played a young Pierce Brosnan in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” and was recently seen in the Jason Bourne-inspired spy series “Treadstone”.

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