Sequels for GREEN LANTERN may shoot back-to-back

Drew Tinnin

by: Drew Tinnin
August 6th, 2010

This is the kind of rumor that the entertainment blogosphere was created for in the first place - no waiting around for an official press release from some PR department, no need to hope for a confirmation from the studio, just a fun tidbit that happened to be overheard at a dive bar in New Orleans - a city that's been doubling for Green Lantern's home Coast City as of late.

In a drunken slip-up that could be looked at as the comic book movie equivalent of accidentally leaving a prototype for the new Apple iPhone 4 at the local tavern, someone working on the production for GREEN LANTERN (starring Ryan Reynolds) bragged that plans exist to start shooting the sequel before the first installment even comes out. If true, it looks like the Guardians of the Universe over at Warner Bros. have some serious confidence in their new potential franchise. Check out the full story, after the jump.

Apparently, the sequel will be slotted to debut in the summer of 2012, or possibly even Christmas if a big screen version of The Flash is fast-tracked. If the money truck backs up on time as planned, Warner Bros. will greenlight a third film, with plans to shoot both films back-to-back. Using the LORD OF THE RINGS production schedule (BACK TO THE FUTURE II and III were also filmed continuously), it's obvious there is a lot of positivity and support surrounding GREEN LANTERN at the moment...a kind of fellowship of the power ring, if you will.

Fun facts about Green Lantern:

1. The villain Sinestro (played by Mark Strong) wears a yellow ring, created by the Qwardians - a human-like race from the Antimater Universe.

2. At one time, Green Lantern was a resident of Gotham City, who teamed up with the Caped Crusader Batman on multiple occasions.

3. In celebration of Prop 8 being overturned, head down to the gay club Green Lantern in Washington, D.C. Ask for Danny.

4. Hal Jordan isn't the only Green Lantern - he's actually only one member of the Green Lantern CORPS, so look for more diversity in the possible sequels.

5. Kyle Rayner is the current Green Lantern, who works as a comic book artist.

Source BleedingCoolDC.Wikia.com

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