Warner Bros. Still Planning On Green Lantern Sequel

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1. at least while they are working on it they aren't working on a Daredevil sequel

2. OMG Sweet Lord CTHULU PLEASE make a good movie out of this:

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Come to think of it almost all of Warren Ellis' stuff would make good movies.

Aw, I understand that WB needs a new franchise to screw over but why do theys have to do this to Hal Jordan?

I completely disagree with opening line of this article. No one said it was a bad idea, it was just a bad film. I saw it, and it broke so many story telling rules it wasn't funny. I want to see a good GL movie. It's a fantastic franchise and one of the best books (historically speaking) DC has. Make a good one.

The director credits are sporadic at best. Some great movies mixed some horrible movies. One of the two main Screenplay writers had some decent credits, while the other has some not so good credits... including the in production "Clash of the Titans 2" (ugh, they ruined that movie). Put some people in here that know what they are doing and you can have a good movie.

Dear God why won't they just let this one go?

Remember when Batman Forever came out? I'm sure many people who saw that in theaters were just as convinced that there wouldn't be another Tim Burton produced Batman only to be greeted by Batman and Robin.

I'm sure there will be another Green Lantern but I'm hoping the next one will be done by a completely different team. That may help: just torch what they set up and try again from scratch just like they did from Batman and Robin to Batman Begins.

Erm... since when did a film's domestic takings dictate its entire box office revenue? This is what I hate about the Domestic Box Office/International Box Office divide. For instance, King Kong (the Peter Jackson one) took in over $500 million in total at the Box Office. Yet because domestic (ie- American) ticket sales were less than spectacular, loads of people wrote it off as a flop. America is but one part of the moviegoing world, and it would be nice if a film's success wasn't judges solely on American ticket sales.

Regarding Green Lantern... well, the (belated) follow up to Batman and Robin ended up being pretty good. Maybe Warner Bros can use this as a chance to really put some effort in for the next one.

I want a sequel so they can address the cavalcade of problems with this first one. I really enjoyed it, but this isn't the sort of thing you streamline. They'll likely be dealing with Sinestro's "fall to the dark side", and given the cosmic aesthetic of the whole property, they need to bring in a sterling writer and bump it up to a 2.5 hour running time. Strike a proper balance between the practical effects and the CGI (personal opinion: keep the CG outfits, but give the actors physical gloves, collars, and masks). The concept behind being "realistic" needs to be applied to the characters' mindsets - ask WHAT they would do and WHY they would do it.

A comic book movie doesn't have to be gritty and superpower-less to be an epic.

rembrandtqeinstein:
1. at least while they are working on it they aren't working on a Daredevil sequel

2. OMG Sweet Lord CTHULU PLEASE make a good movie out of this:

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Come to think of it almost all of Warren Ellis' stuff would make good movies.

It won't make a good movie. It's too epic to be made on the cheap, and it's too dark to appeal to the masses. That's a shame, because it is such a great comic.

Just one more than for Movie bob be wrong about. First off ...the movie hasn't received it's full run since it's not actually been released worldwide. Secondly it wasn't remotely as bad as he made it out to be.Thirdly, this film has entirely too much competation for action/comic book films out as it's over laping 3 movie films. I think that probably has a bigger reason for it having less than stellar box office than critics(Xmen first class hasn't been raking in crazy money either, and it's a solid film.), as they won't phase how much money Dark of the moon is going bring in. Let's wait till this movies been released on DVD and gone thru it's paces before we chalk it up to a huge failure. I mean waterworld made it's money back worldwide heh.

Man...to refer to their own movie as a fanboy pic...

Ever since scott pilgrim everybody thinks that they're a fanboy pic regardless of how close they hit to home

Granted, nobody can really afford to "get it right" without alienating the non-nerd crowd, but still

You'd hope that some day they can once again make a movie that has appeal on its own merits instead of pandering to any particular group

If they repeat their mistakes it will probably ruin their careers in the sense that they'll be stuck with the sci fi channel, heheheh

Look at that, it really is Fantastic Four bad. Crappy first movie, and I assume a evedn worse sequel. But hey, I hope Im wrong and I hope the next one is better.

As many have said before me, Movie Bob predictted that they would say this.

Frozen Donkey Wheel2:
Wait, isn't this exactly what Bob said would happen?

I'm still not holding my breath on this one.

That's his prediction. My prediction is that there's still enough movie on the floor to try to force another GL movie.

Shoggoth2588:
Remember when Batman Forever came out? I'm sure many people who saw that in theaters were just as convinced that there wouldn't be another Tim Burton produced Batman only to be greeted by Batman and Robin.

I remember my 9 year old self being thoroughly entertained with Batman Forever. Looking back now, I was kind of an idiot.

OT: GL looks truly terrible but Transformers also looked/was/is truly terrible and that's on film 3 now. My guess is the sequel will live and die on whether or not the film makes money on DVD.

I actually enjoyed the movie. Sure it had it's flaws but I was still entertained. I rather liked Sinestro in it. So I'll be looking forward to the sequel.

Electric Alpaca:
I assumed that Nolan's Batman trilogy was ending, but he was seeding "sequels" in the same vein but with different mains.

Catwoman is being placed into his film, so that's a spin off that's viable - with Robin being introduced in a runalong with the Dark Knight Rises could be very good. Like an observer and silent helper.

Seems a shame to burn the franchise when clearly the dark theme fits perfectly, and plenty of villains still not used. Dr. Freeze and Poison Ivy I'm very keen to see.

I haven't been paying close attention to the news for The Dark Knight Rises, but last I knew Nolan had very specific methods of doing his Batman movies; He stated that as long as he was doing them Robin would never appear as a main or secondary character. I've also assumed that Nolan's Batman adaptations were always on the more "realistic" side of the comics; Namely, that he wouldn't use ..."supernatural", for lack of a better word, enemies such as Mr. Freeze or Poison Ivy. Ra's al Ghul was technically "immortal" in the comics and sure, Scarecrow has the ability to make people insane but he's crafted them into "real" characters.

Besides, the last Batman movie that had those two enemies was "Batman & Robin" and while I personally like it (being something around the age of eight when I first saw it) even I admit that it was a terrible adaptation of a comic book hero. I don't doubt that if anyone could pull them off well it would be Nolan, but I can't expect he'd do that even if he did happen to continue making Batman films. The easiest way to "jump the shark" is to not let a franchise die when it should have (See: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Final Fantasy, The Simpsons, the Batman films from the 80's-90's, Spider-Man, X-Men, etc.), and that's the last thing Nolan would want to do I think.

Oh wait, this thread was about Green Lantern? Sorry.

EDIT:

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Erm... since when did a film's domestic takings dictate its entire box office revenue? This is what I hate about the Domestic Box Office/International Box Office divide. For instance, King Kong (the Peter Jackson one) took in over $500 million in total at the Box Office. Yet because domestic (ie- American) ticket sales were less than spectacular, loads of people wrote it off as a flop. America is but one part of the moviegoing world, and it would be nice if a film's success wasn't judges solely on American ticket sales.

Regarding Green Lantern... well, the (belated) follow up to Batman and Robin ended up being pretty good. Maybe Warner Bros can use this as a chance to really put some effort in for the next one.

Green Lantern has made barely more than half of its production cost back worldwide. That's not including the marketing cost, either.

Everyone who loved Thor and hated The Green Lantern has absolutely no taste. At least GL had some kind of character development and story. All of those who liked Thor are obviously distracted by shiny objects rather than focusing on actual substance.

Granted, there were some CGI mistakes, but bad CGI doesn't make a movie worthless any more than great CGI doesn't make a movie worth watching (Thor). This movie had everything that should have been in an origin story. They may have tried to put too much into one movie, but at least there was a clear plot arc: bad guy kills original GL, new guy gets ring, new guy learns to use ring, new guy kicks bad guy's ass. Put some character development and a love story in there and you have a good script, which was made into a pretty decent movie.

Advice to Warner Bros.

Cast someone else in Hal Jordan's shoes. Ryan Reynolds is about as Ken-dollish as they come.

Get someone who's actually worked on the comics to write the screenplay, or at least to write it in conjunction with a scriptwriter.

Go for broke in the world-building department and don't worry about alienating the audience! Branagh had the balls to have the first thirty minutes of Thor to take place in SPACE-VALHALLA. A movie does not need to take place in a familiar context in order to coddle and comfort the movie-going masses, who are hungry for anything BUT normalcy.

Also, fuck the CGI suits. Seriously, fuck them.

This picture...

That picture says a lot. Look at it; he appears to be standing, but he's floating on a solid nothing. His suit looks digitally rendered, and his head copied and pasted on top. If this wasn't so heavily promoted, I'd say it was a bad photoshop job.

They can make another sequel if they want. I still won't be involved in watching it.

Well, I guess it'd be quite ironic if it didn't get the green light. I hope they do make a sequel though, and make it good. I think Green Lantern could make a good film, it just didn't.

the antithesis:

Not G. Ivingname:
Moviebob predicted this in his last "mail" episode, we should take this with a grain of salt.

+1

Hollywood is nothing but a spin machine and admitting defeat like when Joel Schumacher apologized for Batman and Robin, is rare and usually happens many years later.

But then, Fantastic Four still got a sequel.

Dungeons & Dragons got a sequel. Direct to DVD and kind of swept the entire first movie under the rug, but it's a sequel nevertheless.

So there may yet be a Green Lantern 2.

There might be a Green Lantern reboot.

They might make a movie about the Inferior Five.

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That would be eight different kinds of awesome.

That looks horrible. I love it.

OT: I still haven't seen it and the only person i know who enjoyed it was someone who, and i quote "Watches movies and turns their brain off sometimes." No jokes. He will watch extremely artsy movies and great movies and have an actual opinion then watch this and think "It's good if you don't care for story plot or character development"

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
America is but one part of the moviegoing world, and it would be nice if a film's success wasn't judges solely on American ticket sales.

While it is true that America is one part of the moviegoing world, and it would be great that a film's success be based on a international scale, the reality is that the cinema world as we know it is American run. Take "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" in relation to "Attack the Street" a few months ago. You could find ads for Pirates in England, France, Switzerland and Italy. As far I know it, the only place you can even hear a peep about it is England.

'LOL.'
Best sub-heading ever. That made me happy xD

See I can only think the reason they would fully press-on without blinking is the merchandising profits...though I'm not a kid nor a nut on that department, so I don't know how well merchandised it was.

That said, I would LIKE a Green Lantern film if it was GOOD. That was the fatal flaw with this film, it had nothing to do with the franchise and I wish many producers would pick up on that. Ryan Reynolds isn't even the problem for me. Sure he wasn't good, but, he's alright. Much better than Shia LeBeouf. I reckon it's more the director's fault for not feeding him enough information.

In any case though, just keep it original, back to basics, take notes from other good superhero films and build from that. Heck it's problem might have been that introducing the character was too hard and they just want to get on with it but can't. It might be another Dark Knight for all we know.

When they made the suit in CG, his head looks disproportionately large, imo.
And wow, WARNER BROS., FOCUS ALL YOUR MONEY ON STUFF PEOPLE LOVED!

Of course they're saying that. Didn't Bob say this would happen?

anonymity88:

Shoggoth2588:
Remember when Batman Forever came out? I'm sure many people who saw that in theaters were just as convinced that there wouldn't be another Tim Burton produced Batman only to be greeted by Batman and Robin.

I remember my 9 year old self being thoroughly entertained with Batman Forever. Looking back now, I was kind of an idiot.

OT: GL looks truly terrible but Transformers also looked/was/is truly terrible and that's on film 3 now. My guess is the sequel will live and die on whether or not the film makes money on DVD.

Woah, what's with the Batman forever hate?

Need I remind you of this?

You're telling me that isn't the pinnacle of coolness?

rembrandtqeinstein:
Sweet Lord CTHULU

Now that's an idea.

Maybe WB could try their hand at adapting that.

The only reason I saw Green Lantern was that the drive-in theatre I went to was showing Super 8 afterwards. Green Lantern sucked, but Super 8 was awesome. Basically, please don't mak a sequel.

ONLY good idea for the next GL movie would be:
Green Lantern: First Class
:P

Well if they actually decide to follow the comic book this time, it might be worth watching.

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So the sequel is going to be in the shadows and be a part of a plan. Sounds good.

Here's to hoping they improve upon Green Lantern as much as the Hulk movies did, if not more.

This film is nowhere near as bad as people are making out. They just read reviews of critics and get swayed before they get a chance to make their own opinion. I mean yeh bits of the film were a touch dull and cheesey, the cgi was not the worlds greatest achievement, but so what.You cant dislike something because you think oh this should look like that or this should have been done this way, its a non-sense. In general the film was a good watch for a couple hours and did what a comic book film generally should do. Not every comic book film can be a Noir style grit thriller like Nolan's Batman guys. I dont think it is even possible to make something as visual as green lantern look "realistic", because its an impossible fantasy, hence suspention of disbelief.

When this comes out I'm going to have to laugh at Bob. Not because he'd be wrong, but because he'd have to watch it. I'll be sad later.

rembrandtqeinstein:
1. at least while they are working on it they aren't working on a Daredevil sequel

2. OMG Sweet Lord CTHULU PLEASE make a good movie out of this:

image

Come to think of it almost all of Warren Ellis' stuff would make good movies.

His stuff tends to be so long and complex. I think if it became a movie it would be paced awfully.

I'd love to see transmetropolitan as like... an animated series that goes word for word from the comic on like HBO or something.
who would voice spider though?

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