There’s a lot to unpack in the comments of Warner Bros’ movie president Jeff Robinov about the second Green Lantern movie, including what looks like an acknowledgment that the first one wasn’t all that it could be – and a worrying sign that the current plan learns all the wrong lessons from the success of The Dark Knight.
Warner Bros. President Jeff Robinov, who says The Flash finally has “a solid script,” knows how to improve the next Green Lantern movie. That reportedly begins with throwing out the early outline and starting from scratch.
Warner Bros. Animation has released a preview of the sizzle reel for Green Lantern: The Animated Series that will be screened Friday at Comic-Con International.
So, Warner Bros. has decided that it’s going to go through with a Green Lantern sequel, despite the poor showing the movie has had at the box office. As someone who didn’t hate the movie, I’m somewhat ambivalently positive about the news, if only because I’d like to see a second attempt better the first. But in order to do so, it’ll have to learn the following five lessons.
The studio is reportedly doubling down on the $200-million superhero film, whose domestic box-office gross fell 66 percent in its second weekend.
Releasing trailers late in the game, keeping things under wraps as long as possible and staying out of the spotlight to let older siblings shine: Is it possible that Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger will turn out to be the model of the superhero movie that perfected promotion for the genre?
Reports that movie studios are abandoning this year’s San Diego Comic-Con have started to circulate, being met with something between disbelief (“Why would they do that?”) and outright relief (“Finally, maybe next year hotel prices won’t be so ridiculous”) by most parties. But it does raise one important question: Has Hollywood realized that San Diego was always a waste of their time?
Cartoon Network has released a new trailer for the CG-animated “continuing adventures Hal Jordon and his comrades of the Green Lantern Corps,” set to debut this fall on the cable channel.
It’s interesting watching the reactions to the news of Green Lantern‘s underwhelming first weekend box office take – There’s definitely a school of thought out there that just clearly wants the movie to flop, and is practically rubbing hands together with glee at the news that it only took in $52.7 million, far below Thor‘s debut, and even X-Men: First Class. Is it a complete disaster? Well, no, not a complete one… Here’re five things to consider about the weekend showing.
The former Saturday Night Live writer, who penned the comedic take on the superhero that was set to star Jack Black, says he understands why die-hard fans reacted poorly to the abandoned project.
We’re midway through the summer of superhero movies – Thor and X-Men: First Class are behind us, with Green Lantern and Captain America: The First Avenger still to come – and a couple of things have happened that you might not have expected. Is this the summer that ignores conventional wisdom and offers (gulp) good superhero movies that are also reasonably successful?