When Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer told investors the studio was getting serious about superheroes with its DC Entertainment unit a few weeks ago, he wasn’t kidding. The studio already has “Green Lantern” in production now and has set dates for a third “Batman” and a new “Superman” both in 2012. Now, the studio is moving forward with a “Green Lantern” sequel and found a way to bring “The Flash” to the big screen.
Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, wrote the first “Lantern” and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they’ve now been given the go-ahead to come up with a storyline for a sequel. The writers have also been hired to write a similar breakdown for “The Flash,” a project that has been in numerous states of development at Warner Bros. for years. The trio would then be asked to write a complete screenplay for one of the two possible features.
Currently shooting in New Mexico, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds as the emerald-powered hero and also features Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett. It’s set for release on June 17, 2011.
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