The superhero news out of Warner Bros is full of hope as it sounds like not only will The Green Lantern get a second go around with a sequel, but Flash Gordon will get his time in the spotlight as well.
Warner Bros film group president Jeff Robinov told the Los Angeles Times that the prospects for a Green Lantern Part 2 starring Ryan Reynolds is actually quite good, despite not-so-great box office returns so far.
“We had a decent opening so we learned there is an audience,” Robinov said. “To go forward we need to make it 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.”
Green Lantern cost almost $200 million to make and has taken in $114 million in U.S. ticket sales and $40 million in foreign markets. It still has 22 countries across the globe to premiere in, so those numbers will still rise.
Robinov added that the Martin Campbell directed Green Lantern might go with a different helmer for the second go around, although they were pleased with the job he did. Campbell has an option for a second film, but look for the studio to most likely buy him out and move in a different direction for part two.
And finally, the studio admitted that audiences are much closer to finally seeing the first big screen version of The Flash in decades and a Justice League franchise might also be in the works.