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WB hires a writer for Green Lantern sequel

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Back in June it was announced that Greg Berlanti, who wrote the script for GREEN LANTERN, would be working on a treatment for a sequel to the film. This was even as filming on the project had barely begun. But Warner Bros and DC really are bullish on a second GREEN LANTERN and have now hired a writer to expand on the ideas in Berlanti's treatment.

Michael Goldenberg, who wrote HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and did an uncredited rewrite on the first GREEN LANTERN, has been hired to write the script for the next LANTERN film. I know Warner Bros. is very excited by what they have with GREEN LANTERN (even if what they had at Comic-Con didn't blow audiences away) so I'm not necessary surprised they're already actively developing the sequel. This seems to be the smarter move instead of Marvel's process, which seems to have rushed films and scripts into production.

GREEN LANTERN recently wrapped filming in Louisiana and is set for release on June 17. The studio hasn't yet set a date for the next film but I'd expect to hear something about a summer 2013 date soon.

Of course the obvious question is what storyline the sequel will follow. It was hinted at Comic-Con that we'll see Star Sapphire and the evolution of Sinestro. Will we see more of the Green Lantern corps playing an active role?

Extra Tidbit: Do you think DC will be able to pull off a JUSTICE LEAGUE style movie like what Marvel is doing with THE AVENGERS?
Source: Variety

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8:38AM on 08/10/2010
A Justice League movie would be an interesting challenge. I don't think you need Bale as Batman, and you don't really need to introduce him or Superman. Maybe they could even take a leaf out of Watchmen's book and deal with the character introductions in the opening credits - most people probably have the basic idea of the major characters down apart from Martian Manhunter (assuming they plan to include him).
That's assuming they want to rush ahead with a Justice League movie without
A Justice League movie would be an interesting challenge. I don't think you need Bale as Batman, and you don't really need to introduce him or Superman. Maybe they could even take a leaf out of Watchmen's book and deal with the character introductions in the opening credits - most people probably have the basic idea of the major characters down apart from Martian Manhunter (assuming they plan to include him).
That's assuming they want to rush ahead with a Justice League movie without establishing the characters in their own movies first, like Marvel are attempting.
Still, I'd be keen to see a more in depth take on the DC Universe as it's an incredibly complicated mythology. Would be nice if they'd take the time to come up with a really smart way of crafting their universe for the cinema. We don't really need a bunch of "superpowers" movies - we just need genuinely engaging stories that happen to involve superheroes - I think that would be more in-keeping with the DC style.
The Supermax idea of introducing Green Arrow (and a bunch of villains one assumes) was at least trying something a little different with regards to narrative/setting. Is that still ongoing?
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1:40AM on 08/10/2010

Still Early

It's still way early on filming the next one, so we'll see.

However, the "Marvel rushed" thing bothered me. I don't think the are rushing at all, as it was quite obvious from IM and Incredible Hulk, they were planning a major thing like this.
It's still way early on filming the next one, so we'll see.

However, the "Marvel rushed" thing bothered me. I don't think the are rushing at all, as it was quite obvious from IM and Incredible Hulk, they were planning a major thing like this.
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11:31PM on 08/09/2010

NO GUTS! NO GLORY!

I really hope they go the back to back treatment. When was the last time a movie studio had the balls to do that? Exactly.
I really hope they go the back to back treatment. When was the last time a movie studio had the balls to do that? Exactly.
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11:05PM on 08/09/2010

sorry double post

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11:03PM on 08/09/2010

nice

I've been catching up on GL stuff since i heard the movie was coming out and it seems like some pretty cool stuff. in the regards to the JLA stuff... i hope to GOD it gets made! after batman gets rebooted of course but that would be sah-weet! i hope doomsday is the villian
I've been catching up on GL stuff since i heard the movie was coming out and it seems like some pretty cool stuff. in the regards to the JLA stuff... i hope to GOD it gets made! after batman gets rebooted of course but that would be sah-weet! i hope doomsday is the villian
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11:01PM on 08/09/2010

The Power of the Sequel

Enough with the sequel writing before the orginal comes out first...I understand that alot of movies today want to have at least 2-3 sequels, but WHY? When did Hollywood decide that had to happen. It would make more sense to me, to see how well Box-office wise the first movie does, before there is even talk about a sequel.
Enough with the sequel writing before the orginal comes out first...I understand that alot of movies today want to have at least 2-3 sequels, but WHY? When did Hollywood decide that had to happen. It would make more sense to me, to see how well Box-office wise the first movie does, before there is even talk about a sequel.
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11:05PM on 08/09/2010
any rational person would, and should, see the truth in what you say. But if hollywood sees a chance to create a moneymachine franchise, they'll take any risk in the hopes it turns out :/
any rational person would, and should, see the truth in what you say. But if hollywood sees a chance to create a moneymachine franchise, they'll take any risk in the hopes it turns out :/
9:57PM on 08/09/2010

I know zip about Green Lantern, so here's hoping!

Even after reading the "EW" article, the little it was, I'm neither excited or anything towards the film. I hoping it's good so we could get some lesser "Iron Man" known comics to give us a new Hero to enjoy. The set pics made it look like they are putting in some good money into it. It doesn't hurt Malkovich is in it either so here's hoping. I'm hoping somehow the "Malk" gets some notice as the crazy/kooky former CIA guy in Bruce Willis & Helen Mirrens "Reds." I have feeling that's going
Even after reading the "EW" article, the little it was, I'm neither excited or anything towards the film. I hoping it's good so we could get some lesser "Iron Man" known comics to give us a new Hero to enjoy. The set pics made it look like they are putting in some good money into it. It doesn't hurt Malkovich is in it either so here's hoping. I'm hoping somehow the "Malk" gets some notice as the crazy/kooky former CIA guy in Bruce Willis & Helen Mirrens "Reds." I have feeling that's going to be a sleeper hit. Who doesn't want the Queen holding an AK-47 right?
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8:20PM on 08/09/2010

Okay

But the first one isn't even done yet.........

Why aren't these "free" writers out doing something original.... Something we're missing these days..
But the first one isn't even done yet.........

Why aren't these "free" writers out doing something original.... Something we're missing these days..
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7:45PM on 08/09/2010

Ah, the back to back treatment

Gotta love that.
Gotta love that.
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7:27PM on 08/09/2010

Great news for the franchise

He wrote the best Harry Potter film in my opinion.
He wrote the best Harry Potter film in my opinion.
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7:13PM on 08/09/2010
While I like the news, this seems to have become standard for any major blockbuster now. GI Joe, Clash of the Titans, etc all had sequels talked about prior to the first film hitting theaters. If the first movie makes a lot of money, the studio knows that evena half-assed sequel will bring in a decent amount of cash.

As for justice league, I'd prefer to see stand-alone superhero films. Maybe Avengers will change my mind.
While I like the news, this seems to have become standard for any major blockbuster now. GI Joe, Clash of the Titans, etc all had sequels talked about prior to the first film hitting theaters. If the first movie makes a lot of money, the studio knows that evena half-assed sequel will bring in a decent amount of cash.

As for justice league, I'd prefer to see stand-alone superhero films. Maybe Avengers will change my mind.
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5:24PM on 08/09/2010
Hope the studio knows what they're doing. The first film better be good!
Hope the studio knows what they're doing. The first film better be good!
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4:34PM on 08/09/2010
At least it's not fox.
At least it's not fox.
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3:10PM on 08/09/2010
Wow, they're really jumping the gun there. If the movie flops what will they do then? Well, here's hoping it's a hit.
Wow, they're really jumping the gun there. If the movie flops what will they do then? Well, here's hoping it's a hit.
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1:23PM on 08/09/2010
This is great news. This only means that the first Green Lantern movie is going to be really good and that the studio has the confidence that this will become a huge, profitabe franchise. I think WB is doing a great job by taking their time with this movie/franchise, unlike Iron Man 2 (movie was rushed and had flaws/wasn't up to par with the first IM).

As for a Justice League Movie, I would love to see it. For it to work out, It would HAVE to include all of the original actors who already
This is great news. This only means that the first Green Lantern movie is going to be really good and that the studio has the confidence that this will become a huge, profitabe franchise. I think WB is doing a great job by taking their time with this movie/franchise, unlike Iron Man 2 (movie was rushed and had flaws/wasn't up to par with the first IM).

As for a Justice League Movie, I would love to see it. For it to work out, It would HAVE to include all of the original actors who already portrayed the characters. I really hope that Jon Hamm is cast as Superman because then I think a Justice League Movie could be just as epic as The Avengers.
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1:20PM on 08/09/2010

Awesome

I've read the screenplay which was flowing around some time ago, and let be honest ... WB has a mega hit! The FX department has their hands full, I'll tell you!!
I've read the screenplay which was flowing around some time ago, and let be honest ... WB has a mega hit! The FX department has their hands full, I'll tell you!!
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12:53PM on 08/09/2010
With WB's track record on screwing most of their franchises (Batman excluded since they lucked into getting Nolan for it), I'm going to take a wait-and-see approach. I like the Green Lantern character, but if they fuck a simple story like this one (bad FX, using 3D instead of focusing on story, etc.) then they won't be able to pull off something as complex as a JLA movie.
With WB's track record on screwing most of their franchises (Batman excluded since they lucked into getting Nolan for it), I'm going to take a wait-and-see approach. I like the Green Lantern character, but if they fuck a simple story like this one (bad FX, using 3D instead of focusing on story, etc.) then they won't be able to pull off something as complex as a JLA movie.
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12:49PM on 08/09/2010
I'm just going to focus on the first movie, seeing as its not out yet.
I'm just going to focus on the first movie, seeing as its not out yet.
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12:27PM on 08/09/2010

JLA Movie minus Bats and Supes

The Last rumor I heard was that they were planning on doing a Justice League movie without Batman or Superman. It would be Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. They would use the film to introduce the last three since this would be released after "The Flash" film comes out.

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The Last rumor I heard was that they were planning on doing a Justice League movie without Batman or Superman. It would be Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. They would use the film to introduce the last three since this would be released after "The Flash" film comes out.

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12:27PM on 08/09/2010

JLA Movie minus Bats and Supes

The Last rumor I heard was that they were planning on doing a Justice League movie without Batman or Superman. It would be Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. They would use the film to introduce the last three since this would be released after "The Flash" film comes out.

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The Last rumor I heard was that they were planning on doing a Justice League movie without Batman or Superman. It would be Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. They would use the film to introduce the last three since this would be released after "The Flash" film comes out.

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12:49PM on 08/09/2010
lol why would somebody give you a "-1" for linking a news story?
lol why would somebody give you a "-1" for linking a news story?
11:39AM on 08/09/2010

Sinestro

I wonder if we'll see him in the yellow suit?
I wonder if we'll see him in the yellow suit?
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11:07AM on 08/09/2010
While I am excited to see Green Lantern, I dont think they can pull of a Justice League film just for the fact that I highly doubt they will be able to bring in Christian Bale. DC will pull an "Edward Norton" on Batman
While I am excited to see Green Lantern, I dont think they can pull of a Justice League film just for the fact that I highly doubt they will be able to bring in Christian Bale. DC will pull an "Edward Norton" on Batman
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10:48AM on 08/09/2010
While it may sound like a good idea to plan a continuation while the creative juices are still flowing...its most likely premature.
While it may sound like a good idea to plan a continuation while the creative juices are still flowing...its most likely premature.
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8:51AM on 08/09/2010
I already know the first film is going to be good so I'm glad they're hurrying up with the sequel.
I already know the first film is going to be good so I'm glad they're hurrying up with the sequel.
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