Green Lantern Wraps; Michael Goldenberg Hired to Pen Green Lantern 2 Script
08.09.10 by BJSprecher
Warner Bros. (WB) is apparently feeling very confident in its latest DC Comics adaptation, Green Lantern. Popular comic book writer and new Chief Creative Officer for DC Comics Geoff Johns only recently revealed that principal photography had officially wrapped on the movie and now there is news that Green Lantern 2 is in development. According to Variety, Michael Goldenberg (Where the Wild Things Are) has been hired to write the sequel to Green Lantern, which is still nearly a year away from being released.
The news that a Green Lantern 2 script was in the works was actually foreshadowed by comments made by actor Mark Strong during the San Diego Comic-Con. Strong, who plays Sinestro, a member of the Green Lantern Corps and the mentor to Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), told MTV that he had "read somewhere" that a sequel was being written. Goldenberg seems to be the logical choice for the job, as he was brought in to perform re-writes on the Green Lantern script originally written by Michael Green, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. Variety did not report whether Goldenberg will be penning a single movie script or a two-part movie script, as has recently been rumored.
While no mention was made of the plot for Green Lantern 2 — in fact, even the plot of Green Lantern is still nebulous — Strong may have let slip that news, as well. In the same interview with MTV in which he mentioned that a script was being written, Strong said that the sequel would likely "deal with the fall of Sinestro." In the DC Comics on which Green Lantern is based, Sinestro was once the greatest of all Green Lanterns in the Corps. However, his arrogance and obsession with order drove him over the edge and he became the founder of an evil Corps of Yellow Lanterns, whose goal is to drive fear into the hearts of all sentient beings.
Green Lantern was directed by Martin Campbell and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong, Blake Lively and Angela Bassett.