Co-Writer Ernie Altbacker Talks ‘Green Lantern: Beware My Power’ Premiering at SDCC

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Co-Writer Ernie Altbacker Talks ‘Green Lantern: Beware My Power‘ Premiering at San Diego Comic Con this Weekend!

Co-Writer Ernie Altbacker (DC Showcase: Constantine – The House of Mystery, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Batman: Hush) gets behind the keyboard once again and brings us, ‘Green Lantern: Beware My Power‘, a story focusing on modern origin of Green Lantern, John Stewart, his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the survivors guilt. All this while being drawn into an intergalactic battle between two warring planets, but not all is as it seems.

We spoke with Altbacker about Green Lantern, the significance of updating the Green Lantern story, racism in America and the power of humanizing our comic book as well as science fiction characters.

Green Lantern: Beware My Power‘ premieres this weekend at San Diego Comic Con and comes to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Official Press Release:

Witness the action-packed induction of John Stewart to the Green Lantern Corps, and his first thrilling adventure alongside some familiar faces, when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases ‘Green Lantern: Beware My Power‘ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $29.99 SRP; Canada $34.99 SRP), Blu-ray (USA $24.99 SRP; Canada $29.99 SRP) and Digital on July 26, 2022.

In ‘Green Lantern: Beware My Power‘, recently discharged Marine sniper John Stewart is at a crossroads in his life, one which is only complicated by receiving an extraterrestrial ring which grants him the powers of the Green Lantern of Earth. Unfortunately, the ring doesn’t come with instructions – but it does come with baggage, like a horde of interplanetary killers bent on eliminating every Green Lantern in the universe. Now, with the aid of the light-hearted Green Arrow, Adam Strange and Hawkgirl, this reluctant soldier must journey into the heart of a galactic Rann/Thanagar war and somehow succeed where all other Green Lanterns have failed.

SAG Award-winning actor Aldis Hodge (Black Adam, One Night in Miami, City on a Hill) takes the title role as John Stewart/Green Lantern, closely supported by Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Pachinko) as Green Arrow. The voice cast includes Ike Amadi (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) as Martian Manhunter, Brian Bloom (The A-Team, Mass Effect) as Adam Strange, Jamie Gray Hyder (Law & Order: SVU, True Blood) as Hawkgirl, Mara Junot (Call of Duty franchise, Genshin Impact) as Lyssa Drak & Banth Dar, Jason J. Lewis (Justice League Action) as Ganthet & Captain Kantus, Keesha Sharp (Empire, Lethal Weapon) as Vixen, Simon Templeman (Uncharted franchise) as Sardath & Console Voice, Rick D. Wasserman (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Sinestro, Sunil Malhotra (Mortal Kombat 11, The Legend of Korra) as Power Ring and Rannian Commander, and additional voices provided by Nolan North (Young Justice, Rick and Morty, American Dad!).

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the PG-13 rated Green Lantern: Beware My Power is directed by Jeff Wamester (Justice Society: World War II) from a script co-written by John Semper (Static Shock, Fraggle Rock) and Ernie Altbacker (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War). Jim Krieg (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) is producer, supervising producer is Butch Lukic (Batman: The Long Halloween), and Sam Register is Executive Producer.

Green Lantern: Beware My Power‘ – Special Features
4K, Blu-ray and Digital

John Stewart: The Power and the Glory (New Featurette) – Whether in brightest day or blackest night, John Stewart remains one of greatest and most beloved heroes of the DC Universe – and of the many universes that he has protected in his groundbreaking 50-year career as a Green Lantern. His courage, strength, conviction, and compassion have been his source of his abundant power, as well as the reason for his immense fanbase. This documentary examines his adventures on the printed page, the animated screen, popular culture and beyond, featuring all-new interviews with the creators, writers, artists, and performers who helped shape John’s legendary stories, including Aldis Hodge, the voice of John Stewart in Green Lantern: Beware My Power.

Looking for more tales of the Green Lanterns? Check out treasured DC Universe Movies like Green Lantern: First Flight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and the acclaimed Green Lantern: The Animated Series – along with a rich catalog of DC-centric films and series – on HBO Max!

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