Green Lantern 2 could still be a possibility

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Green Lantern may have suffered from less-than-positive reviews, but Warner Bros is still confident that it can turn the film into a franchise.

The studio hired Michael Goldenberg to write a sequel script way back in August 2010, and it seems it is keen to continue on with its plans for a Lantern 2.

That comes as a surprise considering Lantern failed to set the box office alight. It opened with a fairly miserable $53m, and has so far only made $89m domestically (something the studio admits is "slightly disappointing").

Still, worldwide ticket sales have now hit $118m, so WB has almost made back the film’s mammoth $200m budget.

If the film proves to have box office staying power (so far it just about has), more money could mean the studio officially gives Lantern 2 the green light pretty soon.

Considering both of the studio’s biggest attractions – Harry Potter and Batman – are both coming to an end, it’s understandable that they’re looking for the next big thing.

Sadly, it’s not clear yet if Lantern ’s up to such pressure.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.