Marc Guggenheim was one of the big cheeses over at The CW as far as the DC Comics TV shows were concerned.
He was, to many, the Arrowverse. However, he’s now working on the HBO Max DC Comics shows that are in the pipeline.
It seems like he’s going to be very busy of the years given the incredible number of shows they’re going to be bringing to HBO Max.
He’s currently working on the Green Lantern TV show, and he recently revealed during an interview with Comic-Con International that the show would look more like a movie.
However, he did add that you can’t make a series like an 8-hour long movie, because that would just be boring.
The Green Lantern TV show on HBO Max will be like a movie
Here’s what Guggenheim said:
I happen to believe — and this is not a universally held opinion — that you can’t do a ten-hour show or an eight-episode show, like an 8-hour movie. I don’t think that works. When I see it done, there’s always some flabby episodes in the middle. I think you have to approach it like a TV series and approach each episode like its own entity. Even though it’s streaming, even though hopefully people will binge it, you’ve got to make each episode a satisfying meal.
He then added:
You’ve got to look at it with a different tempo than you would have in a two-hour movie. That being said, certainly the show for HBO Max that we’re all working on, we are approaching it with the production ambitions of a movie. So we’re writing it like a TV show but we’re hoping to produce it like a film.
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