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It’s happening. Christopher Nolan is now filming The Dark Knight Rises and some actual urban set photos have emerged. Want to see what they are shooting? Also, what is the film going to cost and why is the guaranteed blockbuster causing stress at Warner Bros.? Plus, who won’t be appearing in X-Men First Class, who will be appearing in The Avengers, director Martin Campbell comments on Green Lantern 2 and more. Only in today’s Superhero Bits. Which starts right now. Read More »

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This past summer, Warner Bros. hired on the screenwriters of The Green Lantern (Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim) to pen drafts for The Flash and a Green Lantern sequel. This says a lot about how satisfied the studio must be with their work, since Green Lantern hasn’t even hit theaters yet.

So where do these screenplays stand right now? One of the writers, Marc Guggenheim (who has also worked on many Marvel comics, in addition to The Flash), has weighed in on the situation, sharing some interesting details about additional sequels in the process. Read More »

Warner Bros. Hires Green Lantern 2 Screenwriter

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With the first Green Lantern just barely wrapped and the finished film not even close to being in the can, Warner Bros. has already hired a screenwriter for the sequel. Micheal Goldenberg, who worked on Contact, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the first Green Lantern, got the job.

During Comic Con, Green Lantern comics writer Geoff Johns said that he thought of the first film as the opening chapter in a trilogy, and rumors have already started to fly that second and third films are firmly planned, possibly even to be shot back-to-back, with production beginning before the first film is released.

Setting aside all that as rumor for now, hiring a writer to pen the sequel suggests that WB wants to be ready to pull the trigger on the sequel as soon as possible, should that seem like a good idea. The studio has to work with the schedule of rising star Ryan Reynolds, which includes competing for his time with Fox, which has Reynolds lined up for Deadpool. But there’s a long time to go before we know how well the first film does; Green Lantern opens on June 17, 2011. [Variety]

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The Martin Campbell-directed Green Lantern adaptation, which features Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, won’t hit theaters until June 17, 2011, but Warner Brothers is apparently so pleased with what they’ve seen so far, they’ve already hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim to get to work on Green Lantern 2. In addition, the three screenwriters have also been tasked with the script for a big-screen adaptation of The Flash.
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