Director James Gunn assembles his Corp of writers for DC Series Lanterns

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On May 25, Director James Gunn took to social media to confirm the rumor that the writers' room for the highly anticipated DCU series Lanterns has assembled its corp. Gunn shared a newly featured Instagram post to confirm the report while offering a sense and reaction of pure joy.

Check out Gunn's thoughts below:

"Yes, it’s true. The Lanterns DCU series is putting together a crack team of writers based on a wonderful pilot script and bible by Chris Mundy, Tom King, and Damon Lindelof. A hearty welcome to Chris and Damon as they join the DC Studios family."

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn

Now, many should note that this announcement can be taken in various ways. One way to look at this latest breadcrumb is that Gunn is offering a huge step toward how he's hoping the DCU is not only finding but utilizing ways to distinguish itself as a rebooted and structured vision that Gunn is hoping to present with the intent to create a fresh and innovative sandbox for the legends of DC comics.

In addition, it's clear to feel similar patterns of excitement akin to Gunn, as this staff of writers are all big names in the industry. Lindelof has worked on DC properties before with his work on Watchmen, and he is a multi-Emmy award winner. Tom King has been a main staple of the DC Comic lineage, and it feels like the next step forward for this project will be castings, most likely right around the corner.

Also, the term bible mentioned is used in a different sense in the realm of entertainment, as it's a step for cape-flick television and streaming properties, which have been lacking as they are stuck being either limited movies or bloated, trying to set up the next big thing as a sign of hope and optimism. It's a simple reflection of having a clear-cut vision and image crafted from the lore, manifested, and a way out of the rush and audience fatigue feeling they caught in the thread of having to watch X, Y, Z.

However, before Saturday's confirmation, the only true insight that has been unveiled to fans and general audiences in terms of Lanterns was from the video Gunn released one year ago when the DCU was first revealed, which provided a little taste and foreshadowing, along with inspiration for the foundation the series will be built upon.

"This is a story of a couple of Green Lanterns, John Stewart and Hal Jordan. We have a few other Lanterns peppered in there, but this is really a terrestrial-based TV show which is almost like True Detective with a couple of Green Lanterns who are space cops watching over Precinct Earth. In it, they discover a terrifying mystery that ties into our largest story of the DCU."

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn

Now, audiences will most likely get a small sample of how the Green Lantern Corp will function and stand apart from prior variations, as Nathan Fillion will portray the character and fellow Lantern, Guy Gardner. Of course, knowing Gunn and his flair for comic-accurate costumes or subversion of different established concepts, it's not wrong to ponder whether Fillion will have the iconic bowl cut.

Nonetheless, Gunn continues to work on his latest Superman film project, which is now halfway through filming, as the DC CEO confirmed earlier this week.

James Gunn's Superman is flying towards a July 11, 2025 theatrical release date.

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