Despite GL movie's failure, a sequel might be in the works
"To go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action.... And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth."Granted, they could have a point that the movie would need more space-based adventure than what this year's disaster boasted. And they should also avoid turning scenes like saving a falling helicopter into jokes by speeding it along a racetrack like a sport car, which could easily have made Tim Robbins' senator feel worse than he did when the aircraft was about to plummet. But darkness and especially edginess have lost their flavor long ago, and if that's how they'll do it, then they're risking taking the problem from bad to worse. Mainly because I wouldn't expect them to keep a decent balance of both optimism and bleakness, what comprised GL's approach years before, but rather, they'd go overboard into depression.
If they do make a sequel, or reboot the story like the Hulk movie was a few years ago, they should at least keep Geoff Johns far away from the project and not allow him to taint the story with his bombastic approach to writing. The main scriptwriters who were responsible should be dropped too, ditto any excessive CGI effects, and the story should be written by just one person. Yet even then, I've seen enough to be pessimistic about WB's ability to make a good movie out of the source material anymore.
Update: Total Film clarifies that a sequel hasn't been decided upon yet, and the CEO of TW admits the current one didn't live up to their expectations.