Despite the costly failure of the first film, DC Entertainment’s CCO Geoff Johns is hopeful there’ll be another “Green Lantern” film according to Heat Vision.
Speaking on a panel at New York Comic Con, he said: “There is the hope that we will eventually see one… I hope that the character gets another film, and it will be live-action again – I guarantee.” He adds that he thought there was “a lot of really good stuff in the movie.”
Time Warner chairman Jeff Bewkes however added that the recent Ryan Reynolds-led adaptation “did not live up to expectations – fell fairly far short of those” and any decision on a potential sequel would come “in due course.”
The “Green Lantern” film was made with a production budget of at least $200 million, but managed a very disappointing $116 million domestically and $103 million internationally at the box-office – making its $219 million total a far cry from the worldwide grosses of “Thor” ($448M), “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($364M) and “X-Men: First Class” ($352M) with each of those also scoring far stronger reviews.
Eyes will now turn toward the film’s just released DVD & Blu-ray editions to see if it can make up for some of the theatrical run’s shortfall.