Warner Bros. injects some much-needed life into their Justice League feature by tapping scribe, Will Beall (Gangster Squad). Clearly, after Disney and Marvel’s The Avengers put a superheroic dent into 2012′s box office, the studio behind the DC version would like to do the same. Beall has yet to turn in his draft, but the studio has shown strong faith in the screenwriter, having attached him to their reboot of Lethal Weapon and their remake of Logan’s Run. The latter will reunite Gangster Squad’s Ryan Gosling with his Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn. Hit the jump for more on this exciting news for Justice League and to find out who is writing the Wonder Woman screenplay.
Now that all big four superhero movies have come out this summer, Green Lantern is clearly the biggest disappointment of the bunch. Rather than charge into production on a sequel, Warner Bros. was forced to take a tepid wait-and-see approach to the international box office and home entertainment sales. But Green Lantern 2 is certainly still in the studio’s mind and President Jeff Robinov believes that the problem wasn’t the concept but the execution. However, the flaws he sees in the execution weren’t the ones that sunk the movie.
Hit the jump for what Robinov said the sequel needs to do in order to “improve” on the original.
Shooting on Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern wrapped this weekend, and today comes the news that Warner Bros. is already moving ahead with the sequel. According to Variety, the studio has tapped screenwriter Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) to pen Green Lantern 2. In June, WB hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim—who were all writers on Green Lantern—to write a treatment for the sequel. Goldenberg (who did a rewrite on Green Lantern) will presumably work from that treatment.
Hit the jump for Green Lantern‘s official synopsis. The film is set to open in 3D on June 17th.