Green Lantern Sequel Gets the Green Light
The superhero action flick staring super-hot Ryan Reynolds might not have made a heroic splash at the box office, but Warner Bros. is already planning a sequel for the next big screen adventure of the Emerald Knight.
The film’s opening $53.2 million weekend was slightly lower than the $55.1 million opening of X-Men: First Class and well behind Thor’s $65.7 million start.
However, the numbers haven’t caused Warner Bros. Studios to pull the plug on the green machine. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Sources say Warners still believes in the franchise, even if the studio is ‘somewhat disappointed’ with Green Lantern’s result.”
Nevertheless, the movie has yet to open in many other countries where Green Lantern could gain some momentum internationally.
Even with the film’s disappointing domestic take, it’s a safe bet that Warner Bros. will still make an eventual profit from Green Lantern. Between merchandising and future DVD/Blu-ray sales, the studio still has plenty of profit they can squeeze from this character. They’d be crazy not to make a sequel—and that only means more shots of Ryan slipping into that skintight suit. Who wouldn’t want to see more of that?