Green Lantern Wants Batman's Mojo

Green Lantern is getting a makeover. The sequel to this summer's mediocre release will have a better story with a darker and edgier tone. In other words, Warner Bros wants Green Lantern to take a page out of Batman's playbook.

Green Lantern 2

With the end of Christopher Nolan's Batman upon us, Green Lantern was supposed to usher in a new age of superhero. Unfortunately, judging from its weak box office, audiences weren't buying what he was selling. Therefore, it's back to the drawing board for the sequel (tentively) titled Green Lantern 2.

Green Lantern 2 will drop the cheese factor and pull inspiration from Warner Bros' top dog: The Dark Knight. So what will they do? According to WB President Jeff Robinov, "To go forward we need to make it [Green Lantern 2] a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action…. And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth."

We've also heard that the studio has no plans to rehire Martin Campbell, who directed the first film. For the sequel, they want someone new with a fresh perspective and vision. The original received lukewarm reviews from critics and fans, so they'll need all the help they can get.

A release date for Green Lantern 2 hasn't been set but it's rumored to debut around late 2013.

Image: Warner Bros Pictures.

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Comments on "Green Lantern 2 will follow in The Dark Knight's footsteps"

Bill November 29, 2011 | 8:41 PM

WTF stay with the Comic tradition that made the Green Lantern what it is. As for Batman Dark Night It was an EPIC Failure was barely audible was so dark and twisted that the story line was lost in dark sracasm. I demanded my money back after seeing half of it before walking out. Dont screw up a great comic by trying to hype it up. You tried it with Batman and failed, and again with the Hulk same results, And then you screwed up Spider-man by jumping around and leaving things out and skipping over to much. Same with X-men. When are you going to Learn stay with the Comic series keep the characters true to the story line

jibugiou August 03, 2011 | 7:34 PM

please let there be a sequel!!!

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