Warner Still Insists They’re Doing Green Lantern 2, The Flash and Justice League

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In Hollywood, just making a buck over what you spent on a movie (production costs + advertising) is enough to justify a sequel or two. Unfortunately for Warner Bros., “Green Lantern” isn’t one of those films. Made for a reported $200 million production budget, the film has only earned $154 million worldwide so far. That’s not even including the cost of promoting the film, which in Hollywood terms, could be anywhere from half the production budget to 3/4ths, or in some cases, double the budget. However you slice it, the real cost of bringing “Green Lantern” to the big screen for your consumption is more along the lines of $300-$350 million, if not more. When you consider that, the $154 million that “Green Lantern” has made seems like an epic disaster.

Of course, don’t tell WB prez Jeff Robinov that. Perhaps under the impression that he needs to keep a brave face, Robinov tells the LATimes’ Hero Complex that they’re still working on a sequel. Except this time the sequel will balance the Earth-space sequences better, and oh yeah, it’ll also be “edgier and darker”. Cause, you know, a guy in a green costume flying around outer space willing giant green hammers or anti-artillery guns with his mind can definitely turn into a Batman-lite all of a sudden.

We had a decent opening so we learned there is an audience. 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.

Robinov confirms that they already have an outline for a sequel by “Green Lantern” writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, though that outline will probably be tweaked to accommodate the new “edgier and darker” initiative.

Plus, say goodbye to Martin Campbell, who will be jettison from the sequel for a new director. That is, of course, if in their infinite wisdom Warner Bros. actually goes through with their threat to do a sequel to the Emerald Knight. Unless the film does a gazillion dollars on DVD and Blu-ray, I just don’t see it happening. But then again, I’ve been wrong before. Hollywood can be pretty stubborn when it wants to.

Speaking of stubborn, are we ever going to see that “Flash” movie? Robinov thinks so — eventually. Robinov confirms that they have a “a solid script” for a movie about the fastest man alive, and once again reiterates his desire to make a “Justice League” movie … eventually. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though.

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  • OB1

    I actually thought that it was a good movie, not great. After talking with friends that had seen the movie (some were comic fans and some were not) everyone said pretty much the same thing… It was a fun movie to see but the guy with the big bulbous head… he was a joke and made the movie cheesy. I thought Ryan Renolds did a good job as GL. It will be a good addition to my Blue Ray collection.

  • Lexavi80

    Bulbous head?. You mean Hector Hammond or The Guardian?. Anyway…

    I have to admit something though… Ryan Reynolds wasn’t as bad as I thought he would be. He actually made a good job with the awful tools he had.

    Producers should change he’s look. More or less like what marvel did with Chris Evans. A simple hair change and the guy looked like Steve Rogers. That’s what I call using the brain. Evans was stuck in the wise-ass guy roll, and people felt like he wasn’t the guy for the gig, but his performance was great, and the look was a HUGE factor for it.

    Mr Reynolds look like he always look in his movies, and they even tried to make him look a bit more like a pilot. The movie have “bad production” all over it.

    • Juggernaut

      Agreed on all counts. Different hair would be huge!

  • Cordiscoangelo

    Ryan Reynolds did a good job,but the movie and the story,was not that great
    i would like to see him play the flash on 3d.