As the clock ticks closer to the launch of HBO Max on May 27, new details are emerging on the various DC projects.
HBO Max is the new streaming service from the venerable cable company. Featuring all of the content you expect from HBO, the service will bring in more classic Warner Bros. properties as well as bringing in original content.
Ahead of the launch, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt spoke with Peter Kafka on the Recode Media podcast and discussed the service at length. Amongst those discussions was the upcoming DC projects.
First up is the upcoming Green Lantern series which there is very little known about at this time. “Greg [Berlanti] has done a lot of really quality DC fare for The CW. These will not be that,” said Greenblatt. “These will be next step up in production value. You can expect the highest level of cinematic production values on those shows, and that’s the same for the projects we’ve announced with J.J. [Abrams].”
Speaking of Abrams’ Justice League Dark series, Greenblatt said, “Yes, he’s always loved it. He always felt that there was a lot of opportunity there and an unexplored territory, and kind of a pond that he could play in exclusively.
“It isn’t as easy as going into the vault and there’s a Snyder Cut sitting there to put out,” said Greenblatt. “It does not exist. Zack is actually building it and it’s complex… including new VFX shots. It’s a radical rethinking of that movie and it’s complicated and wildly expensive. I’ll just say I wish it was just 30 million and stop there. It’s an enormous undertaking and very complex.”
The hardest part of all of this may very well be the wait for them to finally show up on HBO Max, but it sounds like it will be a worthwhile wait.
Source: Recode Media with Peter Kafka