In for a penny in for a pound: Despite bad reviews, and a 66 percent decline at the box office this weekend, Warner Bros. is still planning a sequel to GREEN LANTERN, THR reports. A WB spokesman admits that the studio was “somewhat disappointed” with the box office, but they still believe in it as a franchise.
GL had the same kind of box office drop off as THE HULK, and that had a sequel, so this isn’t entirely nutty. In addition, Warners has really invested a lot in trying to get their DC characters to the same level of box office reliability as Marvel, so they really need to stick with their game plan here. Of course, we’ve all had our say over and over and over as to what they should do next time, so hopefully they read each and every internet post about GREEN LANTERN the movie…that is sure to solve eveyrthing!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.