Despite the fact Green Lantern is set to make a “substantial” loss for Warner Bros., studio President Jeff Robinov said he believes there is still an audience for a sequel, and said it needs to be “edgier and darker”.
On the eve of the DVD/Blu-ray release of Green Lantern DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns told the crowd at New York Comic Con that he is still hopeful for a sequel.
From Heat Vision:
“There is the hope that we will eventually see one.” The Warner Bros. film that focused on the superhero earlier this year was seen as a box office disappointment. Johns at some point during Friday’s panel said about this summer’s Green Lantern film that “obviously, you want it to be as big as Titanic.” But he added: “I hope that the character gets another film, and it will be live-action again – I guarantee.”
Johns also said the director’s cut DVD includes extra scenes that add to Hal Jodran’s story and character, something many critics thought was missing in the released film.
With a budget of around $300 million ($200m production costs + $100m marketing) a box office take of $219 million worldwide is no way to start a new franchise, but Warner Bros. no longer have Harry Potter so they may stick with Green Lantern in the hope of a Justice League movie further down the line. I can’t see why they’d make a sequel for any other reason than that, as the interest really isn’t there for another solo Lantern outing.