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NYCC: Geoff Johns Wants a Green Lantern Sequel, Cites a Superior Director’s Cut

If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

In spite of its lackluster reviews and severe box office drop-off after a disappointing opening, DC‘s creative officer Geoff Johns is still crossing his fingers for a sequel to Green Lantern. His defense? There was much better stuff in the director’s cut. You know, everyone, the first Austin Powers movie didn’t do that great in theaters and was huge on home video and look how great that turned out! (Okay, that’s probably not a fair comparison.)

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We kind of already knew that a Green Lantern sequel might happen, however there was no real defense as to why this movie should be getting a second chance. But Johns, speaking at New York Comic Con, said that Martin Campbell‘s director’s cut of the movie — which will be available on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow — contains scenes that better flesh out characters and explain some of the actions they took in the theatrical version of the film. (Including the parts where you may have thought, “Was there an entire scene that was cut out that I missed?” The answer is “yes, there were several.”) Screen Rant notes that Marvel‘s Daredevil had a very similar situation. It is entirely possible that Green Lantern is really a great movie worthy of a sequel. This is what Johns is hoping for.

“There is the hope that we will eventually see [‘Green Lantern 2’]… I hope that the character gets another film, and it will be live-action again – I guarantee… There was a lot of really good stuff in [Campbell’s] movie.”

Ryan Reynolds has already agreed to return to play Hal Jordan in the sequel, should such a sequel happen. The big question is how much we want to trust Geoff Johns’ word. Well, at least now if we want to give Green Lantern another shot, we won’t have to leave home to do it!

(via Screen Rant)

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