Shutterstock - Jeremy Irvine - GIO_LE
Shutterstock - Jeremy Irvine - GIO_LE

It’s official, Jeremy Irvine took to social media on Tuesday to confirm that he has been cast as Alan Scott in the upcoming Green Lantern series for HBO Max.

Rumors began circulating earlier this month that John Irvine was in talks for the role of Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. This news followed the announcement of Finn Wittrock’s deal as Guy Gardner by just three weeks.

Irvine made his debut in 2011 in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. Since then he has also appeared in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Professor and the Madman, and JasonBourne television spinoff, Treadstone.

The character of Alan Scott first appeared in 1940 as a hero named Green Lantern that used a ring powered by magic. He had no connection to the modern versions of the Green Lanterns that were introduced in the 1960s. This was later explained in the comics as Scott was from another Earth in the multiverse.

The Green Lantern series is being envisioned as an anthology that will see stories of various Lanterns over the decades including Alan Scott, Bree Jarta, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz, Guy Gardner, and Sinestro. That leaves us with quite few unclaimed roles that we’re sure we’ll be hearing more about in the coming weeks.

No premiere date has been announced yet for the Green Lantern series.

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