Saturday, 12 June 2010

Warner Bros. Hires Writers For 'Green Lantern 2' and 'The Flash'

Yep it's true DC fans, both Green Lantern 2 and The Flash movies have been greenlit and Warner Bros studios have hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, all of whom worked on the “Lantern” screenplay, to write a treatment for the second installment and come up with a script for "The Flash" as well.

Depending on which installment DC prefers than all three would go on to write the screenplay for one of the two projects.

Development on a second installment of Green Lantern this far out from the movie’s release date is rare, signaling the studio’s confidence in what it sees so far.

It also appears to be the first move the studio is making under its newly configured relationship with DC and the team thought “Flash” was the next logical hero to tackle.

Star writer Geoff Johns was appointed chief creative officer of DCE, with the aim of bridging the comics and filmed entertainment sides and the Flash character is close to Johns’ heart. The writer recently brought back to prominence one version of the character not seen since the mid-1980s and is working on a relaunch of the series.

The “Flash” film will take inspiration from Johns’ recent work and will feature the Barry Allen incarnation of the character. (In comics lore, several names have wielded the Flash mantle, though Allen, created in 1956, remains by far the most popular.)

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