'Zero Dark Thirty' actor says he's 'heard nothing' on a second film

Actor Mark Strong has said he’d be “surprised” to learn if studio bosses were planning a sequel to Green Lantern.

Strong, who can currently be seen starring in Oscar-nominated Zero Dark Thirty, told MTV that he’s “heard nothing about (‘Green Lantern 2’) in quite a while now”.

He said: “I really like Green Lantern. I don’t have a problem with it at all. But it just didn’t seem to do anything at the box office or it didn’t do what they were hoping it would do at the box office. I think that more than anything, economics, dictates whether or not they make another one.

“I think it’s a real shame. I loved making Green Lantern and I loved playing Sinestro and I was really excited about the direction that he was going to take in the second one.”

The conclusion to the Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero movie set up the possibility of a franchise trilogy. “A lot of people seemed to be confused by him putting on the ring at the end of the movie,” Strong continued. “They felt that it came out of nowhere. All it was, during the credits, there was a sequence which was a nod to where the trilogy was intending to head to. It wasn’t ever meant to be part of the story of the first film.”

He added: “I would be surprised if they made a second one because I’ve heard nothing about it in quite a while now.”

In November last year (2012), screenwriter Marc Guggenheim quashed rumours of a Green Lantern sequel. In a very frank email to Comicbook.com, who were the first to report about the alleged sequel, Guggenheim wrote that the rumours were “absolute bullshit.”