Director Martin Campbell Won’t Return for GREEN LANTERN 2

     May 16, 2011


Warner Bros. is already prepping Green Lantern 2 in the event that Green Lantern is a hit at the box office.  But if Hal Jordan does return to screens after this summer, it won’t be with director Martin Campbell at the helm.  In the latest issue of Total Film [via CBM], the Green Lantern director says “This film has become the instruction manual if they do any further ones. It’s what we call pipe laying.”  Yes, that is one definition of laying pipe.  Here’s another.

Not return for an immediate sequel is par for the course with Campbell.  Campbell did Casino Royale eleven years after he made GoldenEye and he directed The Legend of Zorro eight years after The Mask of Zorro.  Also, with post-production on Green Lantern coming down to the wire, I wonder if it’s an experience he wants to relive with a sequel.  We’ll find out if a sequel is even a possibility when Green Lantern opens in 3D on June 17th.

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  • giovanni

    I didnt care much for the laying pip reference. It kind of took away from the story and seemed pretty immature. I understand excatly what he was saying. The Sexual link was unnecessary.

    • Wolstenholme

      Probably because Matt is a blue collared prick

      • Brian

        Or…it could be you two douches have no sense of humor?

    • broski

      lol lighten up. I found the Urban Dictionary link pretty hilarious.

  • Bob

    Sexual? I don’t know where your heads are, but “pipelaying” in the business world means to set up an infrastructure for future use by a company or a service.

  • dean

    He doesn’t explicitly say that he’s not doing any more. Just that the next films will be based on the same format as these ones. I remember over a year ago he said they had the idea of turning it into a franchise and he seemed game for it.
    As soon as the film is released and if it does well, i’m sure negotiations will begin for Campbell to return.

  • Scared for Movies

    Pretty good resume, other then the Legend of Zorro. Maybe there is some hope for Green Lantern after all. But I still don’t get why people like Reynolds. Look up his movie resume and tell me why he keeps getting so much work?

  • Josh in Parra

    Yeah I would have thought X-Men & X-Men 2 would be good examples of “Laying Pipe” and X-Men 3 a good example of those foundations being misdirected.

    Perhaps the editor should pull his mind out if the gutter, try giving some examples (as above) instead of “Another” definition of what the director might be refering to. Stick to the facts and leave it to the bloggers to dwell on the innuendo.

    And I digress…He said “Laying Pipe” with Ryan Reynolds! Classic! ;-p

  • junierizzle

    Doesn’t almost every movie lay pipe?

  • Jimmy

    Better for Green Lantern to lay pipe than to suck pipe.

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