In case you didn’t know (or don’t pay attention to insider news) Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim were hired to draft treatments for Green Lantern 2 and The Flash.
The writers (the same team responsible for the upcoming first Green Lantern film) will write treatments for both Comic Book adaptations and, depending on how events progress, will be responsible for the full screenplay to one of them.
Guggenheim recently did an interview with Newsarama in which he talks about the progress on these comic book projects and where they currently stand.
We’ve turned in the treatment for Flash. And we’re talking about Green Lantern 2. It would be a quality problem to have, to think about a third. But one step at a time.
So, there you have it. A brief comment stating that a treatment of the Flash has been turned in (Woo hoo). It’s green light, however is entirely dependent on the success of Green Lantern. As for The Green Lantern and its sequels he goes on to talk about it in more detail.
When Greg Berlanti originally pitched the movie to Warner Bros., he pitched three movies. So there’s always been, and he’s said this publicly, that there’s always been enough story for a trilogy. The scope of the character and the character’s world requires that. But we’re really just focusing on the treatment for Green Lantern 2. And I know that everyone involved in the production of the movie is just focusing on completing the first film.
Guggenheim goes on to explain the process he and his writing team are going through in developing the scripts for these movies, and how they plan on telling these stories.
I think it’s very hard to talk about these characters in a closed-ended, sort of non-sequel way, especially characters like The Flash and Green Lantern, which have such rich, long histories. You can’t help but talk about the characters and go, ‘Oh, I really want to do the movie where we get to this moment, or that moment.’ So you’re always talking in terms of sequels, but no, nothing’s planned. We haven’t even written the script yet for The Flash. It’s very much one step at a time for The Flash. But it’s terrific that people are talking along these lines. I think that talk really comes out of the great amount of faith and the movie and the optimistic feeling about it. So I think that’s only a good thing.
He then goes on to talk how he was blown away by what he saw on the set of The Green Lantern.
I went down to New Orleans two months ago to see some of the Green Lantern filming, and I got to see a whole bunch of things in connection with the movie. In all honesty, I was completely blown away. I don’t think it dawned on me how huge this movie would be until I went down to New Orleans and really saw everything that I saw. It was incredibly eye-opening. I was really rendered speechless. There’s just no way for me to put it to words, just how huge this movie is going to be.
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