When weighing its budget against its box office take this past June, its clear that Green Lantern was a flop. But that isn’t stopping Warner Bros. from talking about a sequel. President of the studio’s film group Jeffrey Robinov considers Green Lantern‘s opening weekend “decent” and feels that there is an audience for the material, so a sequel, which was always planned, is imminent.
Jeffrey Robinov believes that the problem with Green Lantern‘s first foray onto the big screen was in its execution, not its concept. And quite frankly, they’re placing all of that blame squarely on the shoulders of 70 year old director Martin Campbell, who won’t likely return for second helpings even though he is contracted to do so.
Here is what Jeffrey Robinov had to say about the sequel.
“To go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action…. And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth.”
Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim, the team responsible for writing the first instalment , have already written the screenplay for Green Lantern 2, but its quite likely that this particular draft will be wrecked, salvaged, and completely reworked, basically making it a reboot of the material without the origin story getting in the way.
Jeffrey Robinov also chimed in about two other DC Comics adaptations that are planned by Warner Bros. He claims that The Flash has “a solid script”. And that the studio is indeed moving forward with its Justice League of America movie as planned. But there is no solid word on when this will ever happen.
Green Lantern was released June 17th, 2011 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Jenna Craig, Jon Tenney, Mike Doyle. The film is directed by Martin Campbell.
The Flash is in development .
Justice League of America is in development .
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