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Writers Already Working on Green Lantern Sequel & The Flash

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June 9, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

Green Lantern

Despite the fact that we haven't seen a trailer, let alone a single official photo yet for DC Entertainment's Green Lantern movie, Heat Vision reports that the film's writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim are already at work on a treatment for a sequel. This news comes shortly after hearing some bits from actor Temuera Morrison (who plays Abin Sur, a Green Lantern Corps member) mentioning that his backstory would be revealed in a planned sequel. In addition, the same trade story has more good news with the same aforementioned trio of writers also working on a treatment for an adaptation of The Flash.

However, apparently upon completion of these new treatments, the trio of writers will actually only end up writing a screenplay for one of the projects, but it's unknown which one they'll end up writing in the end. It's certainly strange for Warner Bros to start development on a sequel for a flick that won't even be released for another year (June 17th, 2011), but that means that the studio is immensely pleased with what's coming out of production down in Louisiana, so we should be in for a treat once a trailer hits (hopefully at Comic-Con).

Meanwhile, on The Flash front, it looks like the big screen adaptation of the red running superhero is finally making some real progress after several false starts previously. Comic writer Geoff Johns, who was recently appointed chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, recently reintroduced a version of The Flash that had not been seen since the mid-1980s' and is working on a relaunch of the series. The movie focuses on Barry Allen, the most popular incarnation of The Flash, introduced in 1956 by Robert Kanigher & John Broome.

Though it's taken a little longer than Marvel's camp, it sounds like DC Entertainment finally has its head on its shoulders and Geoff Johns is the right guy to help bring DC Comics properties to the big screen and make lovers of both movies and comic books very happy. I guess the next question is who should play the scarlet speedster? My vote goes to Zachary Levi or Adam Brody, but that's just me. So what do you guys think?

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  • adgfsfgd
    DC is kickin ass and taking names I see. I'm happy to see that WB has already given the Green Lantern sequel the second greenlight. The suits at WB must've been blown away at the footage so far.
  • Daniel Felts
    Have they even started filming yet for the Green Lantern? I want to see a trailer!
  • #2 - Definitely! Its been shooting down in Louisiana for a few months now, at least. It's almost done with shooting actually. They'll probably be finished shooting by the time Comic-Con swings around. There will probably be footage there, but I doubt we'll see a trailer until November.
  • My votes for Barry Allen go to Emile Hirsh, Chris Pine, or Justin Long. My number one choice is Long though, but I know I'm gonna get shit for that.
  • DaftPUNKFAN
    keep us posted with the intel ;P
  • Looking forward to seeing Green Lantern... hope they do alot with it and I hope they explore many of the characters.
  • samir
    Ryan Reynolds should play The Flash and Green Lantern. Now that would be a surprising twist.
  • Akirakorn
    I think Christian Bale should be Barry Allen, and reshoot Lantern with him, then do Superman with Nolan and Bale, and Justice League will be a one man stage show... Avatar style!!! Or just ditch their stars for the ensemble movie and hire Connery, Peta, Townsend, West, Curran and Fleyming and make The Justice League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. They can shoot it on mp3 cause nobody will want to see it anyway. (Except me)
  • Daniel Felts
    I can't wait for November! But they will probably put in front of Tron Legacy.
  • deadpool 72
    excellent news,bout fucking time with the flash it is long over due. now lets get captain marvel with the rock as black adam made,also lets get the ball rolling with a .......POWERGIRL MOVIE.
  • matt
    good news all around, although personally i think the flash is a difficult property to translate across. and #10 powergirl really? name one good story she has seriously
  • ddot3
    I think the FLASH should be played by Josh Holloway... with all the wisecracking and all like in the justice league cartoons.. i think he culd pull it off
  • oooo I love the idea of Holloway, he'd be a perfect fit. Good call ddot3!
  • max s.
    I'm just glad that DC is starting to get all these characters out there and maybe start the Justice League ready at least by 2020 excited fro green lantern and flash
  • Ben
    All DC fans should be happy I for one am. Warner Bros. Finally is back into the game, production is like gravity all it needs is a little push lol. (line from TDK)
  • drunkimus
    …….POWERGIRL MOVIE yes!!!!
  • Well I'm ashamed as a self proclaimed fanboy who thought he was pretty well versed in comics, but... WHO THE FUCK IS POWER GIRL?!
  • The Kidd
    I think Ryan Reynolds would have been an awesome wise cracking Flash with his comedic talent. But I think he will do really well as Green Lantern. He should not do both. Like with Chtis Evans getting Capt. America. I liked him as the Human Torch, and he may do alright, but let's spread the wealth and let's see some other actors tackle these parts. I too am glad that DC is finally pulling it together. They have some awesome stories to tell. I can't wait to see what comes to fruition.
  • matt
    peloquin dont worry shes just a second stringer in the justice league, a female superman (clone or cousin or something im not really sure) she is really one note and thats why she's oft not really used. But she does have a nice rack (seriously any book with her in heavily emphasises this). Dont beat yourself up over it. The fact you dont know who she is proves my point in that most people dont know who she is. I would link it but i CBA just google pictures it, you'll see what i mean pretty quickly
  • TCox
    Josh Holloway as Flash? No way. He should have been Gambit in the X-Men movies, instead of that Friday Night Lights kid. Wolverine would have been a much more entertaining movie. Speaking of which....what about Deadpool? I guess Ryan Reynolds won't be reprising his role if they make a spinoff. Ryan Reynolds would have been the perfect Flash. It will be interesting to see what his take on Green Lantern is like. My guess is that there will be a good amount of humor, and one-liners. Truth be told...I'd cast Ryan Reynolds in any superhero role. I could get behind casting Justin Long as Barry Allen. He's great at being snarky, which is the essence of Flash. I was a little concerned about Chris Evans taking on Captain America, but only because I like him as The Human Torch. Now that they are looking to reboot The Fantastic Four with a new cast, I think he's perfect for Cap. It will be interesting to see if Marvel will be able to pull The Fantastic Four in the same universe with Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. I would suspect that the Spider-Man reboot will also place Peter Parker in the same universe. Let's hope DC Entertainment has truly learned from their Marvel rivals.
  • harm
    Supermans smoking HOT cousin! heh. Google Image Search Powergirl. 😉
  • harm
    TCox- actually they won't. Marvel doesn't own the rights to FF, Spiderman and Wolverine. So those will be controlled 100% by Sony, Fox etc.
  • @20... Unfortunately Spidey will never be in any Marvel films, Sony owns the rights to his web slinging ass which is why the reboot is going to majorly blow.
  • Damn...didn't see that 22 beat me to it.
  • rooney
    Jensen ackles could be a good flash, he would probably be a better Green Arrow tho. I want a Green Arrow movie now!!! And Josh Holloway would've been a good flash about 10 years ago. He's to old now which sucks. He's a great actor tho. I do not like the idea of Justin Long as the flash, he's not that great of an actor and he's a bit of a dork and to short. They will probably get a dork like Shane west or Chad Michael Murray to play the flash. I would not doubt that at all. Someone Mentioned Chris Pine, now thats a great idea. I'm not much of a Pine fan but he is a good actor and I think he could do Flash Justice. But who really knows with hollywood Casting these days.
  • matt
    actually i wouldnt say never for all the ff , spidey and x-men stuff,i beleive that they have to keep making the fims to control the rights, hense wanting to boot off a new spidey and not waiting, i could be wrong, (this is the reason superman keeps getting talked about aswell)
  • meatcarnage
    I would wait to see that green lantern isn't crappy before making a second one. In my opinion Marvel and DC are tied in movie making.
  • matt
    #27 apart from batman dc hasnt really done anything amazing, i mean the old supermans were ok but nothing id write home about whereas to date marvel has (naming the good ones) x-men2 , iron man 1+2, spiderman 1 +2 and the incredible hulk (if you didnt like that movie, then you dont like the character) im not saying dc cant do or wont do well its just so far not amazed, mind you im a big gl fanboy so im hoping for the best if only to see what they do with agent orange further down the line http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/1/1e/Larfleeze_Appears.JPG
  • deadpool 72
    @ everyone who doesn't know powergirl,one look at her & you will relise why we need a powergirl movie.
  • I have to admit, I wish Reynolds would have been cast for Barry Allen instead of Hal Jordan, but I guess he'll pull it off...

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