A good sign or counting your chickens before they hatch? Whatever you want to call it, three writers have officially been handed Green Lantern 2 and the Flash. That was fast.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. "has hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, all of whom worked on the Lantern screenplay, to write a treatment for the second installment. The trio has also been tapped to pen the treatment for the silver-screen incarnation of The Flash."
Sounds great, right? That means the studio liked their work so much on Green Lantern that they're confident in them doing even more. But there's a catch. According to the report, after the treatments are written, the trio will only be given one of the two films to write into a screenplay.
If the Green Lantern writing trio secures the sequel instead of Flash, could Johns end up the writer instead? Most likely not considering his hands-on approach with just about every aspect of DC Entertainment except the actual writing of the films. However, as THR points out, The Flash film will take inspiration from Johns’ recent work and will feature the Barry Allen incarnation of the character."
The DCE team of Diane Nelson, Dan DiDio, Jim Lee and Johns thought the Flash was the next logical hero to bring to the movies "with new Batman and Superman films in the writing stages and Lantern filming," reported THR. What's your take?
Green Lantern hits theaters June 11, 2011.