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Johns Hopeful for Green Lantern Sequel

Geoff Johns still hopeful for Green Lantern franchise.

By Jarrod Sarafin     October 17, 2011
Source: Heat Vision


Hal (Ryan Reynolds) and his CGI counterpart Tomar-Re (Rush) in GREEN LANTERN(2011).
© Warner Bros. Pictures

It's not exactly shocking to hear any comic company suit tell the press he's "hopeful" for more sequels to a movie when the character comes from their extensive library. But as this quote comes from Geoff Johns and centers on the Green Lantern film which fell short of expectations over the summer, we'll pass it along to you to discuss. While traveling through the crowds of this weekend's New York Comic-Con, Heat Vision caught up with the Chief Creative Officer from DC Comics and asked him about potential follow-up adventures planned. Here's what Johns had to say...

"There is the hope that we will eventually see one," he said at the New York Comic Con according to Heat Vision. "Obviously, you want it to be as big as Titanic. I hope that the character gets another film, and it will be live-action again - I guarantee. There was a lot of really good stuff in the movie." He also added that "with the new animated series, Green Lantern is only going to get bigger."

With the Ryan Reynolds vehicle hitting the Blu-ray and DVD markets this week, the question remains on whether Warner Bros. Pictures will move forward on a sequel anytime soon. Produced on a budget of $200 million---not including a sizeable marketing campaign---the film managed only $116.6 million in domestic sales over the summer season. If we include the $103.2 million it earned from foreign markets, the studio found $219.8 million on a global level.


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jedibanner 10/17/2011 8:45:23 AM

Dunky crap but easelly fixable...just get a better script, more serious acting (Raynold is not Hal Jordon but if your stuck with him, have him act according to his talent) and get better CGI.

And cut the budget dramatically.

And obviously, copy a bit of what AMrvel is doing...treat the character like they are in Comics, not transform them just because ''it;s a movie''.

Wiseguy 10/17/2011 8:45:39 AM

Yeah not even with dvd sales will this break even. The ace in the hole may be toys and third part endorsements like Burger King and so on.

Anyway I hope they have the balls to move forward with a sequel. There's just so much promise for a GL franchise but it'll be hard to win over anyone unfamiliar after the cold and underwhelming welcome of the first

Tevii 10/17/2011 8:55:20 AM

I agree with jedibanner and Wise.

Id hate them to give up on a franchise with as much potential as Green Lantern. A reboot would probably mean another origin which we dont need. Just make some adjustments and move forward.

Better script is important. (Not darker and more emphasis on action like Warner is saying)

I think they could easily cut the budget down. There is no reason to have the GL suits CGI. That was a wasteful expenditure. The final product looked like it may have cost $!25 million max, not $200 plus million.

Now with the animated series coming, the fan base will grow.

Plus with Sinestro actually being the villain in the sequel, it could be a million times better.

GO FOR IT

silversurfer 10/17/2011 9:01:07 AM

I agree that a sequel with a smaller budget would be good for the franchise. GL is a good story, but it should involve itself with more of the intergalatic piece, not so much of what's going on Earthwise? Sinestro is an awesome villian, so it would be good to bring him to the forefront...and yeah, I agree that the suit should be the customary Green Lantern suit.

raa2001 10/17/2011 9:12:58 AM

 They should have made the movies tie in with a future JL movie.

reek 10/17/2011 9:17:57 AM

If he has to defend the idea that further GL projects should be in live action, I'd say there's a lot of talk in Hollywood that indicates the opposite

nemesis1_57 10/17/2011 9:42:14 AM

The havent seen the movie and dont care to the CGI suit was overkill. Renyolds doesnt seem right to me for Hal and wasnt blake livley in it .  The guy who played Hecto looked dumb. It just didn't look good enough to bother with

aegrant 10/17/2011 9:52:41 AM

One word - WHY?

aegrant 10/17/2011 10:23:51 AM

One word - WHY?

axia777 10/17/2011 10:39:20 AM

Poor DC.  That need to rip off the play book from Marvel Studios wholesale.  The Avengers is going to own every comic/movie cross over ever made.  DC needs to take notes and see what Marvel is doing RIGHT.  Porr DC.  Makes me a very sad panda because a Justice League movie with all the heros and baddies would KICK ASS.  *sniff* :(

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