Writers Tapped For ‘The Flash’ & ‘Green Lantern 2′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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Warner Bros. has stepped things up a notch in its (unofficial) cinematic battle with Marvel, with writers already tapped to pen treatments for both Green Lantern 2 and The Flash.

With Marvel on the threshold of its Avengers movie, buil on the backs their standalone franchises The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and now Captain America and Thor, Warner Bros. is getting ready to increase the presence of DC Comics’ heavy hitters on the big screen even further.

Heat Vision Blog says the DC/WB has hired Greg Berlanti (a rumored director for The Flash), Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim – who co-wrote the first Green Lantern film – to tackle the treatments for the Green Lantern sequel and The Flash movie.

According to THR, as part of the deal, the trio would then go on and write the screenplay for one of the two projects, though which has not yet been determined.

This is the best indication yet that The Flash will finally be following fellow Justice League members Batman, Superman and now Green Lantern and graduate from the pages of a comic book to an action movie blockbuster.

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No doubt The Flash’s movie campaign has been aided by long-time DC writer Geoff Johns being appointed chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, which was recently created to bring its comic and film universes closer together – arguably in a similar way to what Marvel has been doing with its commodities in print and on the screen.

With Johns on board playing such a pivotal role in The Flash movie’s development, it is safe to assume this incarnation of the Scarlet Speedster will be Barry Allen – as opposed to Wally West who was lined up for George Miller’s canned Justice League film – which should make fans happy. Johns recently resurrected Allen’s Flash in the DC Comics universe, after the character’s untimely death in 1985.

Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Martin Campbell, is next for DC/WB – scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release – sandwiched in between Marvel’s Thor, which opens on May 19, 2011, and Captain America: The First Avenger, out on July 22, 2011.

Marvel unleashes its all-star team-up The Avengers on May 4, 2012, but Warner Bros. and DC will counteract that with Christopher Nolan’s Batman 3, which will hit theatres on July 20, 2012, and the Superman reboot, The Man of Steel, to follow on Christmas 2012. Expect The Flash sometime in 2012 or 2013 and Green Lantern 2 in 2013.

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The first Green Lantern is currently filming in New Orleans, and if a treatment is already being sought for the sequel, Warner Bros. must be liking what it is seeing on set. Johns, in fact, was pleased when he visited recently, and way back we learned that Green Lantern was being conceived as an epic trilogy, and with this latest news it certainly seems as though DC/WB is committed to that approach

So there you have it. Green Lantern 2 and The Flash about to be up and running.  I still think Ryan Reynolds may have been better suited to Barry Allan/Flash than Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. However, since that bird has flown, who should play the Flash? And for that matter, what should the movie be about?

By the way, while we’re asking questions, just where is that Wonder Woman movie?

Source: Heat Vision Blog

TAGS: green lantern, green lantern 2, the flash

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  1. Geoff Johns should write GL 2, why hire typical Hollywood sycophants who have no interest in the characters, just another mamoth paycheck.

  2. I wonder if they’ll ever make a JLA/Avengers movie…

  3. I would say that leaves Paul Walker as Barry Allen/Flash.

  4. sweet news saw it earlier. Nice to hear wb is happy so far with green lantern film. i hope it is a smash sucess to warrent sequel a full go ahead. As for flash i really hope it happens this time compared to the past halted attempts.

  5. I agree that Ryan Reynolds should’ve been the flash based on his performance in the Wolverine movie, but it’s obviously too late. As for the Wonder Woman movie, I think that they should introduce her in the Justice League movie and then make a solo movie after like Marvel is doing with Ant-Man

  6. Only one name screams to be cast as the “scarlet speedster”…
    NIEL PATRICK EFFING HARRIS!!!!!!!!

    • Yeah I could easily see that. Good call. Flash’s back story could even be utilized as filler in a J.L. movie but I’m sort of hoping for a standalone origin story that mines the best of the comics and puts a twist on the science.

  7. Somebody young and sarcastic. Nobody has come to mind yet.I think its too soon for them to be talking about sequels right now when the movies aint even finished yet. And yeah where is wonder woman? she is part of the justice league

  8. Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) from True Blood would make a great Wally West…

    • Or Bradley Cooper. Or Neil Patrick Harris.

      I see Kwaten as more of a Human Torch character.

  9. The guy who played Captain Kurk in the new Star Trek would be the perfect Flash! He has the looks and the personality to bring his character to life.

  10. Anyone know whats the latest update is on the FLASH movie?
    why does it seem like it’s taking forever for us to see this movie
    become reality?

  11. Reynolds should definitely have been the flash not green lantern. I think now it should be either bradley cooper or Ryan gosling

  12. And whose bonehead idea was it to cast chris evans as captain america when he is already the human torch?

  13. I was always thinking that Sean William Scott could be the flash but when someone said Chris Pine? or even Bradley Cooper? I think all three would be my votes

  14. Wilson Bethel would be great

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