November 18, 2012
'Green Lantern 2' rumours are 'bullshit' says screenwriter
Marc Guggenheim quashes reports a sequel was in the works
Rumours of a Green Lantern 2 have been quashed by screenwriter Marc Guggenheim.
Guggenheim, who was reportedly one of the writers behind the sequel to the 2011 superhero movie, has denied earlier reports which claimed a film based on the 'Sinestro Corps War' storyline from the comic books was on its way.
In a very frank email to Comicbook.com, who were the first to report about the alleged sequel, Guggenheim wrote: "Absolute bullshit."
The film was reportedly going to reunite the cast from the first movie, titled Green Lantern, including Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris), Mark Strong (Sinestro) and Geoffrey Rush (Tomar-Re).
Earlier this year, DC Comics revealed that their new gay superhero is Green Lantern. The character, one of the Justice League along with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, was revealed as the long-teased gay character within the rebooted DC universe under the banner The New 52. He is a new version of the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott.
Of the decision to change the character’s orientation, writer James Robinson explained the rebooting of the DC universe, with Scott a younger, up-to-date version of his Golden Age counterpart. "The only downside of his being young was we lose his son, Obsidian, who's gay," he said. "So I thought, 'Why not make Alan Scott gay?'"
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