‘Green Lantern 2’ in the Works

Despite poor box office results, Warner Bros. is ready to make it a franchise.
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‘Green Lantern 2’ in the Works

Green Lantern being developed as franchise Despite a less than stellar performance at the box office, Warner Bros. is planning a sequel to Ryan Reynolds' superhero pic Green Lantern.

Warner Bros. still believes in the franchise, even if the studio is "somewhat disappointed" with Green Lantern's result.

Over the weekend, Green Lantern fell a steep 66% at the domestic box office, grossing $18.4 million for a cumulative of $89.3 million.

Green Lantern cost $200 million to produce, which doesn't include the sizable marketing costs. Rival studios say Green Lantern's marketing budget was one of the most expensive on record.

No production date has been set for Green Lantern 2.

Green Lantern was released June 17th, 2011.

Green Lantern (Reboot) comes to theaters June 19th, 2020.

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  • kazuma • 4 years ago

    Hope it's better than the first film, such a disappointment.

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    • instead8909 • 4 years ago

      I watched part one and enjoyed it, I can understand why some people won't take their family.

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      • jimthar • 4 years ago

        i may be in the minority here but i dug the movie. i just saw it tonite and thought it was good. though i go into it unbiased, having known very little about green lantern going into the movie. but i thought they did a great job with the story and explaining everything and making it believeable and fun and not overdoing the love story element. i feel that the next movie can only improve upon this, and i look forward to seeing it. but damn if they cant find a way to bring the cost of the next one down. 200 million for this one??! i just watched it an hour ago and it didn't look like a 200 million movie to me. but that's just my opinion. still, i liked it and look forward to future sequels. loved mark strong as sinestro. another actor i think would have been good in that role is jason isaacs, just in case strong decides not to come back.

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        • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

          @ghostman

          I don't know, maybe i would like it, but i am let down by the fact that, it is only a little over 1 hour long.

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          • ghostman • 4 years ago

            @themoviefanatic Wouldn't even buy it...just rent it for a dollar, and watch it once, then return it to the store. It's not worth owning for 30 bucks anyways. But that' just my opinion, you could like it more than i did ;)

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            • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

              cool

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              • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

                good i hope they make it better then the first on since the first one was between great to awesome but it could of been much better

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                • lane1 • 4 years ago

                  @dan1 Well I'm fairly certain they'll still use it, lol.

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                  • dan1 • 4 years ago

                    @lane1 Fair enough, we don't know where that scene would take place in the next film, if it does at all.

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                    • lane1 • 4 years ago

                      @dan1 The end credits scene with Sinestro was obviously a teaser for the next film, but I don't think we know where exactly they plan on having it placed. For all we know, Sinestro turning could be half-way thru the movie, not at the beginning. I say it's best not to speculate. I for one do not want to get all fired up making any guesses or presumptions on what's going to happen when I have absolutely no idea how it's going to play out.

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                      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                        @ghostman

                        So, you thought it was not that good. I guess i should wait for it on Blu Ray ?

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                        • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                          @dan1 And as for Waller, I think she should be shelved. Her character is JLA material, not just a tool for GL.

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                          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                            @dan1 But they need to do that with Sinestro. Otherwise, what would they do in the third film, assuming there would be one? Unless they decide upon a reboot, they have damaged and destroyed any chance of a multitude of characters appearing. Well, I do have an idea on how they can fix it somewhat, and that would be the Qwardians constructing the Yellow Lantern for Sinestro's ring, but who knows how any of that will go.

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                            • dan1 • 4 years ago

                              @ejk1 That sounds like the wiser way to go about the next installment, and we might get that with less writers, but I have serious doubts they'd want to slow burn to Sinestro and the Sinestro Corps War. What you described could have worked great for the first movie. They should have gone with a plot like that and kept it almost entirely off Earth. That would have been more Star Wars-ish, and more importantly, Green Lantern-ish. But now they'll prob think they have to push Sinestro on us quickly (that final after credit sequence was really a disservice to future movies, the more I think on it, as it skipped what could have been a dramatic build up to that moment), and even more nuance might be lost in the process.

                              I give Warner/DC credit for sucking up their inevitable losses and saying f*ck it, we're in this for the win and doing another movie, but I'm going to be a lot more wary this go around. They need to convince me with reducing writers, finding a suitable director replacement (someone with experience in sci fi's), and figuring out a way to getting around the damage the first movie caused in it's editing and story. Reynolds and Lively can stay, they were fine, and Strong as Sinestro of course, but I wouldn't care if everything else was scrapped. And for God's sake, make Amanda Waller more personable and a bigger role. I was not feeling Nick Fury type character at all from her.

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                              • ghostman • 4 years ago

                                @themoviefanatic watched it free online (not paying money for sh*tty movie)

                                @bawnian-dexeus Oh yeah, 'The New Star Wars" Think Ryan Reynolds was talking about it's just like the Star Wars prequels, meaning it was terrible

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                                • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                                  @ghostman

                                  Is that what you thought of it after you saw it ? Or have you not seen it yet ?

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                    @ghostman And then you think about how it could have been so much better and really keep the title "The New Star Wars" :/

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                                    • ghostman • 4 years ago

                                      @themoviefanatic It's a terribly funny movie that once you first watch it, you say to yourself 'that was an okay movie for what it was' then the more you think about, the more you start to hate it and realize that Hal was such a D-bag in the movie and it pisses you off even more. Only need to watch it once, and that's it.

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                                      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                                        @ghostman

                                        No, i have not seen it yet. I hope it will be a huge improvement, because even from i've only seen from the trailers and nothing else but that, some of the CGI involved does look bad, or in other words, not completed.

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                                        • ghostman • 4 years ago

                                          @themoviefanatic Better be a huge improvement! becuz weren't u dissapointed with it?

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