Green Lantern 2 and 3 Already in the Works?
08.09.10 by Ryan
Green Lantern is still currently in production, but are sequels already on their way? Bleeding Cool reports that plans are in place to start shooting Green Lantern 2 "before the first movie is even released." According to the report, the sequel will open either Summer or Christmas 2012, depending on where Warner Bros and DC Entertainment want to open The Flash, and should Green Lantern become a major box office success when it opens on June 17, 2011, a third Green Lantern movie will be shot back-to-back with Green Lantern 2.
While even the report seems to think this is just a rumor, is a Green Lantern sequel already possible? In June, Warner Bros. hired Green Lantern screenwriters Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim to write a treatment for a sequel, and this week, Berlanti admitted to Collider that the script for Green Lantern was always intended as "just a beginning."
We actually treated it a lot like the first year of a series, when we did the first movie, just because we did want to lay stuff out, to deal with the mythology in that way. Writing for series helped us in that, in terms of thinking about stuff as just the beginning, but also part of a chapter, as much as anything else.
Adding more fuel to the sequel fires, Green Lantern actor Mark Strong confirmed to MTV that a sequel was being written and spilled some details over what the sequel would entail.
I've read somewhere recently they've already started writing the second one. And I think it does deal with the fall of Sinestro.
Strong is playing Sinestro in the movie, while Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan. Martin Campbell is currently directing Green Lantern in New Orleans, which also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, and Blake Lively.