Roughly a year ago Warner Bros. re-hired writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to get started on the script for a Green Lantern sequel, which may move forward in the near future if the first film is a success next month.
While Ryan Reynolds and the cast have likely signed for multiple films, director Martin Campbell has not, and in a recent interview it was hinted that Campbell wouldn’t be returning to direct the sequel if it gets made.
Inevitably, chat turns to the possibility of follow-ups. Campbell admits it will be nice to have all the backstory and complicated rules of the character already taken care of. “This film has become the instruction manual if they do any further ones. It’s what we call pipe laying,” he says. Not that he has plans to return for a sequel – like Bond, he loves ’em and leaves ’em.”
While we could speculate that Campbell didn’t enjoy making Green Lantern and all those VFX gave him a headache, I think he’s just the type of director who likes to move onto different things. After rebooting Bond with Casino Royale he decided not to return for Quantum of Solace, and he waited seven years before making a sequel to The Mask of Zorro, so spending several years in the same movie universe obviously isn’t his thing.
Any suggestions for who should direct the sequel? (if it happens)