Warner Bros. has been preparing for a world without its Harry Potter franchise for a while now, and they are hoping the hole can be filled with DC tentpole movies. Back in June the studio hired Green Lantern writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to begin work on the script for a sequel, and at the same time the trio were also given the task of writing The Flash.
In a recent interview Marc Guggenheim spoke about where they are with both scripts, and about possible plans for a Lantern trilogy and crossovers.
“We’ve turned in the treatment for Flash,” Guggenheim said of the movie, which will be based on the DC Comics speedster. “And we’re talking about Green Lantern 2.”
“When Greg Berlanti originally pitched the movie to Warner Bros., he pitched three movies. So there’s always been, and he’s said this publicly, that there’s always been enough story for a trilogy,” Guggenheim said. “The scope of the character and the character’s world requires that. But we’re really just focusing on the treatment for Green Lantern 2.”
“And I know that everyone involved in the production of the movie is just focusing on completing the first film,” he added.
Guggenheim also said he couldn’t comment on whether there would be some Flash/Green Lantern crossovers and cameos at some point, although he did say:
“I have all sorts of my own ideas and things I would like to see or like to do. And I’m certainly a voice in favor of cameos and Easter eggs and trying to tie the movies together,” he said. “But you really have to talk to DC about that.”
Having the same writing team for both Green Lantern and The Flash suggests Warner Bros. has plans, and i’d say its fairly likely we may see an Avengers-type set up as Warner Bros. moves towards a Justice League movie.