Green Lantern is slated to hit a theater near you on June 17th, 2011, yet they are already working on a sequel.
"We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with (Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim). Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for 'The Flash,' so that's my involvement with DC right now is the script for 'The Flash' and the treatment for 'GL2.'"
Marc Guggenheim did have a small run on Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, where Bart Allen became the Flash, and was then murdered by The Rogues 13 issues later. Guggenheim wrote the finale of that volume, which happened to be the only interesting part of the run. The tone for The Flash, however, will be a lot different, and a little more dark than most people expect though, which is the feel of the final few issues of that Bart Allen run. But will it work?
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Se7en meets Incredibles? Is that what I'm hearing? It's the only film I can think of with people in red suits. Flash, in the comics, isn't a particularly "dark" character, but that doesn't mean it couldn't work. In fact, it would probably work insanely well. Another way Greg Berlant wants to expand this universe is by possibly offering alternate universes. Could this be to maybe bring all these characters together at some point time, much like what Marvel is doing? I hope this happens. Berlant breaks it down even further:
"I think because of the nature that he [Barry Allen] was a CSI and moved in this world of crime before this stuff happened. I think it's tonally somewhere in between 'GL' and 'Dark Knight.' It's actually a little bit darker than when we were working on ('GL'), because you're dealing with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide. I find you talk a lot about different films when you're working on a film, and we spend a lot more time talking about 'Se7en' or 'The Silence of the Lambs' as we construct that part of Barry's world, then I thought when we got into it. It helps balance a guy in a red suit who runs really fast."
This could be the start of something huge, as long as it goes the way Mr Berlant wants to. It sounds like DC could be opening their doors to making their films incredibly expansive. Does the idea of a darker Flash film sound like a good idea to you guys? What do you think about the possibility of alternate universes in the DC film franchise.
"I always think of 'The Flash' stories where he met Jay Garrick and knows there was Earth Prime and things like that. There's an avenue for these films to broaden the DC Film Universe in that way, so that's the hope."