Warner Bros. Will Not be Denied: Still Moving Forward on Green Lantern 2

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Or so they say now, anyway. But since it’s going to take years to “develop” the sequel anyway, they could always conveniently forget about it a year or two from now. Hell, if no one mentions the sequel in another year, will anyone bother to bring it up? Ryan Reynolds is probably hoping No. My guess is that Reynolds’ “people” will have already moved him onto the next big thing in hopes of putting the green CG tights behind him.

But anyways, THR quotes unnamed sources as saying that the suits at Warner Bros. haven’t given up on the intergalactic beat cop just yet, and that a sequel is still in the “planning” stages. Apparently watching “Green Lantern” dip to third place in only its second week with a meek $18 million has done nothing to dissuade the studio.

Made on an estimated $200 million production budget (advertising and other costs associated with promoting the movie probably puts the final budget somewhere around $300 million, generously speaking), the film has totaled $118 million so far in worldwide box office. The film has only accrued $29 million from foreign box office, and has already opened in the UK, Hong Kong, and South Korea, among others. It still has dates in Australia and Japan to go, to name just two, so perhaps the studio is looking for those untapped markets to make up for the missing revenue. It’s doubtful they’ll get it, but shhhh, don’t tell them that.

Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds, the star of “Green Lantern”, will be able to make up for “Green Lantern’s” soft box office with some promising projects, including the comedy “The Change Up” with Jason Bateman, the actioner “Safe House” with Denzel Washington, and eventually, the comic book horror/comedy “R.I.P.D” and, hopefully one day, “Deadpool”. I personally don’t think Reynolds has anything to apologize for. He was clearly the best thing about “Green Lantern”, because it certainly wasn’t the intergalactic cloud creature he was fighting. (You would think Hollywood learned its lessons about making intergalactic clouds your chief villain after the second “Fantastic Four” movie, but not so much…)

Well, I know one person who is hoping a sequel actually happens. Ol purple face is due a bigger part in the sequel, after all.

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  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    I need to see this movie, Australia will get it’s money up

  • Der

    me too…and the movie did not started in europe yet..it will bring few bucks more..for sure.
    My good 15 Euro from Germany is already planned for GL..hope iam not so much dissapointed like the top critics.

  • Thescowl

    I enjoyed watching it. Sinestro was great.

  • Shazam!

    On the whole I thought it was a great flick – no where near what some people were taking about. It was leaps and bounds better than F4 (1&2), DD, Ghost Rider, X3, Wolverine and Spide 2 & 3.. I would even say it was better than Superman Returns in a lot of ways – particularly the acting – I really like Reynolds as Jordan. On the whole I would say the pacing could use a little refining and I hope we get a bit more insight into why certain characters made the choices they did in the end…if you know what I mean.

    Bring on #2!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Really? Better than Spider-Man 2? I thought that was easily the best comic book superhero movie ever made, possibly even better than The Dark Knight, which for my money was about 30 minutes too long.

      • Anonymous

        Spidey 2 is very good, but Dark Knight is Super Magical Awesomeness !!!

      • Shazam!

        I often get that reaction from people… maybe I just don’t get it! : ) I think for me the movie seemed too far off from the comics – despite the fact that it contained comic characters. The fact that Spidey lost his powers and walked away rubbed me the wrong way kind of like how Singer made Superman abandon earth – it also didn’t make any sense to me since his powers were part of his DNA… will my eye colour just disapear some day and then return? The sub-plot with Dunst marrying the astronaut didn’t do it for me – and I wasn’t a fan of the misunderstood Doc Ock. Even though they went a similar route with Hammond in GL they still made him bad – it was still him making the poor choices – Parallax wasn’t using him… if anything, it was Hammond using Parallax for his own ends.

        When I read over this post I sound like a whiney fan-boy who isn’t happy with anything – maybe I’m just getting crankier as I age because I certainly liked it a lot when it came out… although even then the losing his powers thing bugged me!

        I would agree with you on the 30 min. too long comment regarding TDK – I would have much preferred a third movie with Two Face as the main villain. As it stands we only got a taste of an awesome portrayal/take of a great villain.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Absolutely on TDK and Two Face. They shoehorned him in there when the Joker would have been more than sufficient — and indeed, preferred.

          About Spidey’s powers … it was all psychosomatic. He no longer had any desire to be a hero, thus the “vanishing” of his powers. I also didn’t like Doc Ock as much as some people, but I really dug the Spidey story, the personal issues he was going through, trying to be a hero when no one gave a damn, and here he is, losing everything. I loved that.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Absolutely on TDK and Two Face. They shoehorned him in there when the Joker would have been more than sufficient — and indeed, preferred.

          About Spidey’s powers … it was all psychosomatic. He no longer had any desire to be a hero, thus the “vanishing” of his powers. I also didn’t like Doc Ock as much as some people, but I really dug the Spidey story, the personal issues he was going through, trying to be a hero when no one gave a damn, and here he is, losing everything. I loved that.

          • Shazam!

            Fair enough!

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Absolutely on TDK and Two Face. They shoehorned him in there when the Joker would have been more than sufficient — and indeed, preferred.

          About Spidey’s powers … it was all psychosomatic. He no longer had any desire to be a hero, thus the “vanishing” of his powers. I also didn’t like Doc Ock as much as some people, but I really dug the Spidey story, the personal issues he was going through, trying to be a hero when no one gave a damn, and here he is, losing everything. I loved that.

  • Richard B. Riddick

    i havent seen the movie yet, next week i will, but maybe part of the problem with the movie is that the media was saturated with it for months and what kind of a dumbass spend an estimated 100million just towards the media and 200 million for the very first movie in what will hopefully be a series is pretty pricey(C.G.I. costs aside of course)