GREEN LANTERN 2 a go

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 27th, 2011

Despite making a slight (in comparison to its nearly $300 shooting and marketing budget) $53 million during its opening weekend and then subsequently falling 65% during week number two, Warner Bros. is hellbent on sending us back to the world of the Green Lantern.

THR is reporting that WB is planning a second film, which makes good on rumors, at least to an extent, that writer Michael Goldenberg had been brought back from the first film’s writing crew to pen a sequel. Plans have been to shoot a second and third film back-to-back, so this news shouldn’t be all that shocking.

Now, the outlet is reporting, or in this case isn’t reporting, that Goldenberg or any of the first film’s writers are back in the writing saddle, which may prove to be the most interesting aspect of this article, as the lack of director Martin Campbell and any of the writing crew could be a blessing in disguise.

Personally, while I’m not at all a fan of the first film, I do think that, without the creative team behind the first project, this could be something of note. Given the right collection of talent in the writing and directing chairs, a GREEN LANTERN film could definitely work. It’s an inherently interesting world, so with WB looking to get some sort of monetary gain out of this, this is a time for the studio to walk around on eggshells, and I think thankfully, at least as a viewer and fan of the character, that’s exactly what they are doing.

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