WB Promising an 'Edgier and Darker' Sequel for DC's 'Green Lantern'
Though it's a little early to start the hype machine for the Green Lantern sequel, there's already some talk about it as Warner Bros has started working on the screenplay so it can be ready in a few years. But due to the mediocre success this summer, they're going to rethink the sequel and rewrite it from scratch. Hero Complex spoke with Warner Bros President Jeff Robinov and got an update about their thoughts/plans for the DC Comics sequel. Not only do they want a new director instead of Martin Campbell, but "Warner will likely make significant changes to the [script] outline, if not start over from scratch, in developing a sequel."
Robinov goes on to recognize that the first Green Lantern movie didn't turn exactly out the way they wanted and says they're going to change things up in the next one. WB did bring back writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to work on an outline, as we already know, but that doesn't mean they'll keep what they've currently got. Here's what Robinov tells Hero Complex about his thoughts on the sequel:
"We had a decent opening so we learned there is an audience," said Warner Bros. film group President Jeff Robinov, pointing to the film's box office debut of $53 million. "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."
Now, my issues with the movie had to do with any of the time on Earth, so if he's saying they'll spend more time in space fighting with more action, that's what I'm all for. I just hope it's not the opposite. He doesn't even mention the CGI costume, but I'm sure that was a big sticking point with a lot of people as well. That said, apparently WB does have an option with director Martin Campbell for a sequel, but might just put him on something else. Robinov says they have a "solid script" for The Flash, but who knows when that'll come together. In the meantime, we'll just have to wait and see what DC does following The Dark Knight Rises next summer. I'm interested in a Green Lantern sequel, but only if it is a bit different. What about you?