Green Lantern completed filming over the weekend, but Warner Bros. are so eager to get Ryan Reynolds behind the camera again that they’ve hired a writer for the sequel.
Back in June the studio hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write a treatment, and now Michael Goldenberg (who gave Potter regular Steve Kloves a break by writing Order of the Phoenix) has been brought in to write the full script.
Goldenberg performed a rewrite on the script for “Green Lantern,” which just wrapped shooting in Louisiana with Donald De Line producing and Martin Campbell directing. Ryan Reynolds stars as DC Comics superhero who’s part of the Green Lantern Corps.
“Green Lantern 2” is one of the first DC Comics properties — which include Batman, Superman and the Flash — to move forward at Warner since the studio took control of DC Comics a year ago and rebranded it DC Entertainment, tapping Warner Bros. vet Diane Nelson as president. It brought in a new management team in February.
Warner Bros. must be pretty confident with what they have seen from Green Lantern to start developing a sequel this early on. A bunch of fanboys going crazy after being shown footage at Comic-Con is one thing, drawing in the regular moviegoers to justify a sequel is another.
We’ve already seen the first official posters for the film, so a trailer shouldn’t be too far off.