‘Green Lantern 2’ in the Works

Despite poor box office results, Warner Bros. is ready to make it a franchise.

Green Lantern being developed as franchise
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 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Jenna Craig, Jon Tenney, Mike Doyle. The film is directed by Martin Campbell.

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

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  1. Kazuma415

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

    4 years agoby @kazumaFlag

  2. WongFu

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

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. Jimthar

    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.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  4. Sean

    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.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Ghostman

    @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 ;)

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  6. Salem6777


    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  7. Ryan Moran

    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

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  8. Lane

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

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  9. Dan

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

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Lane

    @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.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  11. Sean

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

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. ejk1

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

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. ejk1

    @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.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. Dan

    @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.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. Ghostman

    @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

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Sean

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

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

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

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. Ghostman

    @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.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  19. Sean

    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.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Ghostman

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

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  21. Sean

    Maybe they think the sequel will be better then the first movie ?

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic what I don't understand is why a movie with a 200million dollar budget, only made 85million in 2 wks and they go ahead with a sequel to a movie that has been getting terrible reviews.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  23. Sean

    Let's hope that the sequel has more action then. A movie like this with more CGI visuals, and not a enough action isn't good.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic yeah, the fight btwn Paralaxx and Green Lantern was like 10-15min long...This needs to be a lot more action packed, becuz I didn't think their was enough action in the movie

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  25. Sean

    Maybe they will flesh out characters and add more depth to the story in Green Lantern 2. Only 10 minutes for a fight ? That does not sound like it's long enough.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  26. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic True..needs to flesh out characters and add more depth to the story. That fight (wouldn't even call it a fight) was like 10 minutes long and terrible. @jonspidey07 Ur right, more time spent on Oa, at least Thor balanced it out with Asgardand earth.

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  27. RojoDiablo

    I liked the pace of the first film but would have preferred it go a bit longer. The sequel should try to work on that but still keep the pace of the first film, they have plenty of material to work with. I liked Reynolds as Jordan myself but would like to see him as Deadpool also.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  28. Sean

    Green Lantern is just too short, they need to make the sequel longer. Maybe like 120 minutes or 130 minutes at least for Green Lantern 2, if that that's possible for what to happen with the sequel.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  29. JonSpidey07

    on 2nd thought....
    what do I want to see in the sequel?
    no more time on Earth, film everything in space, more Oa, more Sinestro, get a new director if possible and get a better editor and put in more action scenes!

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  30. Moviedude21

    It lacked a strong story to make you want to follow along with. The SFX were very good, but that was all it had going for it. WB needs to get a better writer(s) for the next one.

    4 years agoby @moviedude21Flag

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