Green Lantern audition video for the role of Bree Jarta, an original character, has leaked online that offers the villains of the show and potential more insights into the series.
The video shows off actress Prema Cruz as Bree Jarta, described as half-human and half-alien (see the character breakdown below), where mention is made of The Dominators, who in DC Comics lore were a part of the Invasion! storyline and who was recently featured in a crossover on The CW. Obviously, as this is just a demo, it remains to be seen how much, if any, will make its way into the HBO Max series, but at least it gives us an idea about what the character is about.
A second video has also been posted featuring Cruz as Bree Jarta in what sounds like she is with Guy Gardner a restaurant in the south that refuses to serve her because of the color of her half-human skin where mention is made of a confederate flag (but it's Dukes of Hazzard) and racism.
So it seems much like how HBO Max is pushing Alan Scott all about being gay, they are also pushing Bree Jarta all about her skin color.
Check out the text below of the first scene which at least sounds pretty cool as it involves a battle with the Dominators where Lanterns get killed.
Green Lantern HBO Max Bree Jarta character breakdown:
Bree Jarta: Black, Female, 30’s. Few Lanterns take their commitment to the Corps and its purpose more seriously than Bree. Bree is half-human and it’s the half she’s worked hard to forget. Bree has an alien mother and a human father. However, she was raised on a more enlightened planet with an advanced society. Bree outworked her peers and earner her Ring only to find herself partnered with Guy Gardner.
Green Lantern HBO Max Bree Jarta audition:
Bree Jarta: I heard you are deploying the team to go after the Dominators. I want in.
Green Lantern Corps officer: You want in? Tell me what happened out there.
Bree Jarta: Rescue mission was going according to plan. The team came upon the disabled ship. We secured the hostages. Several Lanterns died in the process. It's all in my report.
Green Lantern Corps officer: I read your report and I am still compelled to ask what happened?
Bree Jarta: They flanked our position. We held them off until we got the hostages to safety but we were outnumbered. They came out of nowhere. There was nothing any of us could have done.
Green Lantern Corps officer: Is that all?
Bree Jarta: I managed to take the datacard off of the enemy. I know what the next target is going to be.
Green Lantern Corps officer: Thank you. This will be helpful. Dismissed.
Bree Jarta: Wait. Sir. Sir. After an attack, they tend to regroup on Vega. That's where we can find them.
Green Lantern Corps officer: We already have that intel.
Bree Jarta: I know what their next move is going to be. I know their tactics. I understand them. I am an asset.
Green Lantern Corps officer: Or you are a liability. I just can't take that risk.
Bree Jarta: I need to finish this. I was there. I saw what happened. Those Lanterns sacrificed themselves and I don't want that to be in vain. They deserve justice, sir.
Green Lantern Corps officer: You're not looking for justice. You're looking for revenge.
Bree Jarta: Sometimes those are one and the same.