Green Lantern Sequel Goes Darker

Warners is still sticking steadfastly with its plans for the “Green Lantern” franchise despite the $200 million-budget first film having taken in a disappointing $114 million domestically and a downright embarrassing $40.1 million internationally thus far.

WB top brass Jeff Robinov tells The L.A. Times that the film’s $53 million opening weekend demonstrated to him there is an audience there for it, however “to go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action… And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth.”

The studio already had a sequel outline script on hand from Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim but that looks like it’ll be either significantly changed or be chucked out altogether to develop the sequel.

One definite change will be director Martin Campbell whom the studio was reportedly unhappy with, but his deal apparently had a sequel option meaning even if he walks away he’ll receive some kind of paycheck.