With the movie studio spending $150 million plus on a future film, it no surprise Warner Bros. is trying to exercise the “Green Lantern” franchise has the longest possible revenue-generating lifespan as is commercially possible.
For this reason, they will be making the sequel for the intergalactic superhero space adventure starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Mark Strong with extra precaution. Just like Summit Entertainment developed the “Twilight” series’ - “New Moon” and “Eclipse” simultaneously, releasing them just eight months in between one another and guaranteeing maximum profit, Warner Bros. has re-hired writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim to write the inevitable sequel to the film.
On Tuesday, the studio brought in Michael Goldenberg to the team.
Variety Magazine confirmed the news, saying Goldenberg, who had the most recent pass at the screenplay for the Martin Campbell-directed blockbuster, will also work on the script for the sequel.
Goldenberg, who is said to have amplified the emotional underscore of the story, will get to work immediately on the script, the magazine confirms.
Goldenberg has previously worked on films including 2007’s “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” 1997’s “Contact,” “Peter Pan,” and directed “Bed of Roses” for New Line Cinema.
“Green Lantern” will hit theaters on June 17th 2011 in 2D and 3D.