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How much is riding on this film for the future?

Dark Phantom

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Despite what you think about the ET footage, you cannot doubt that the fact a Green Lantern film is being made is very surreal. From 30 seconds of various shots, it hit many of us fans: "A. GREEN. LANTERN. FILM. IS. ACUTUALLY. HAPPENING."

Now why should this excitement mean any different from all the other superhero films that have come out in recent years? Well, despite audiences having not seen any Hollywood manifestation of Green Lantern prior, there is something more poignant. I think we can safely say that is the first substantial DC superhero film other than Superman and Batman. This is something that we thought would never happen at the rate DC/WB is putting out and Marvel is almost halfway done franchising their roster.

So maybe I'm alone in this, but I see this film having a huge weight on its shoulders if we are ever to see more DC superhero films to be produced, such as Wonder Woman and Flash. Those films have been in development hell for way too long. Green lantern could hinder it longer, if it doesnt succeed financially and/or critically.
 
Agreed with all. GL succeeds, WB will trust the Fash more and then Wonder Woman will at least be looked at one more time in the future, probably more serious than before.

The reason I don't say Wonder Woman won't certainly be greenlighted is because I don't know where they're leading with the potential TV show.
 
A lot is riding on this film's success.
 
I'd say more is riding on Superman and Avengers (which will determine if JLA is made).
 
Despite what you think about the ET footage, you cannot doubt that the fact a Green Lantern film is being made is very surreal. From 30 seconds of various shots, it hit many of us fans: ''A. GREEN. LANTERN. FILM. IS. ACUTUALLY. HAPPENING.''

Now why should this excitement mean any different from all the other superhero films that have come out in recent years? Well, despite audiences having not seen any Hollywood manifestation of Green Lantern prior, there is something more poignant. I think we can safely say that is the first substantial DC superhero film other than Superman and Batman. This is something that we thought would never happen at the rate DC/WB is putting out and Marvel is almost halfway done franchising their roster.

So maybe I'm alone in this, but I see this film having a huge weight on its shoulders if we are ever to see more DC superhero films to be produced, such as Wonder Woman and Flash. Those films have been in development hell for way too long. Green lantern could hinder it longer, if it doesnt succeed financially and/or critically.

I think the future of GL on screen is riding on this film's success, but for the rest of the DC roster? I doubt it, Flash appears to be already moving ahead regardless, and WW is clearly not on WB to-do list for film anyway. Nothing much is going to change a lot for those characters on the back of success or failure on GL's part. Perhaps in terms of superhero films in general there may be a lot riding on it, we need the genre to evolve if it's to survive long term and GL being more or less a Sci-Fi movie needs to show us something different, it can't be some stock superhero flick set in space, it's gotta stand out.
 
Despite what you think about the ET footage, you cannot doubt that the fact a Green Lantern film is being made is very surreal. From 30 seconds of various shots, it hit many of us fans: "A. GREEN. LANTERN. FILM. IS. ACUTUALLY. HAPPENING."

Now why should this excitement mean any different from all the other superhero films that have come out in recent years? Well, despite audiences having not seen any Hollywood manifestation of Green Lantern prior, there is something more poignant. I think we can safely say that is the first substantial DC superhero film other than Superman and Batman. This is something that we thought would never happen at the rate DC/WB is putting out and Marvel is almost halfway done franchising their roster.

So maybe I'm alone in this, but I see this film having a huge weight on its shoulders if we are ever to see more DC superhero films to be produced, such as Wonder Woman and Flash. Those films have been in development hell for way too long. Green lantern could hinder it longer, if it doesnt succeed financially and/or critically.

This is what people from Geoff Johns to Donald DeLine all the way to Alan Horn have said already. What is your point in bringing it up now?
 
This is what people from Geoff Johns to Donald DeLine all the way to Alan Horn have said already. What is your point in bringing it up now?

To see if I'm not the only one who thinks this....now I know

Just because your anyonomous on the internet, doesnt give you right to be rude.
 
WB doesnt have any superheroes-films on scheudual after the two in 2012 do they?
 
I think the perspective of WB investing in DC superheroes other than Supes and Bats relies a lot on this film. If it´s a hit, it´ll be much easier to get a Flash movie or even a WW movie made.
 
As state but others, it will undoubtedly affect the chances of the Flash, Wonder Woman et al. However, whatever happens will not effect the Batman series very much (possibly how much WB plows into it) as that series is, like James Bond, an immortal cash cow. Nor will it effect Superman as WB simply has to make a Man of Steel flick now, and sequels to that will depend on how sucessful it is, regardless of the box office of GL.

Also, if GL is a flop but Thor and Cap suceed, WB will go for more superhero flicks, just not more GL. The following year is the Spidey/Avengers/Batman/Superman bonanza, and that should really indicate how much juice there is left in the superhero movie craze, and how much more audiences want.

Don't get me wrong, there is a big risk inolved in GL, but the fact is it is only one of three huge comicbook tentpoles this year.
 
if this film flops or bombs it will be rebooted in like 6 to 10 years later .
 
I disagree Avengers & Thor etc, marvels movies I don't feel have a secondary impact on DC's movies, but they won't determine if/what DC universe movies are made.

The reason being, super hero movies have proved to be a cash cow. That's a given, I think DC is just waiting to see what formula's work etc and are consistent and I have a feeling that will be the majority of tinkering is figuring out what directors and direction they take these movies. They tried the gimmicky approach (B&R) failed miserably, now I feel they don't want to make the same mistake again and have really started doing their research.
 
I think this film directly affects the flash film which has its script due in december. Something tells me once this movie is released and if it does well we will most likely hear that flash has been given the green light. Batman and superman are different so that wont matter. Wonder woman's future will probably depend on her tv show. Besides that I can't see dc really mining there other characters for another decade at least.
 
I think this film directly affects the flash film which has its script due in december. Something tells me once this movie is released and if it does well we will most likely hear that flash has been given the green light. Batman and superman are different so that wont matter. Wonder woman's future will probably depend on her tv show. Besides that I can't see dc really mining there other characters for another decade at least.

Which is a shame, because DC has characters that lend themselves to big, grandiose, epic action. Now this is partially a hindrance in some instances, because the superheroes tend to be so larger than life that it may prove difficult to tell a more intimate human story that resonates on a more personal level. But that being said, the scale could be immense, which is why I'm hoping Green Lantern really executes in this department.
 
I think plenty is riding on this film if you look at history. DC hasn't really had the balls to do anything but Batman or Superman and even Superman didn't perform the way they expected. If this fails I think you might see some big delays with non main stream DC superhero films.
 
Which is a shame, because DC has characters that lend themselves to big, grandiose, epic action. Now this is partially a hindrance in some instances, because the superheroes tend to be so larger than life that it may prove difficult to tell a more intimate human story that resonates on a more personal level. But that being said, the scale could be immense, which is why I'm hoping Green Lantern really executes in this department.

A character like aquaman for instance, with most of the film taking place under water, it is going to cost a fortune to make (over 200 million) and there isn't a guarantee; so in that sense GL is important if big budget 3rd tier heroes have any hope of making it to the big screen.
 
A character like aquaman for instance, with most of the film taking place under water, it is going to cost a fortune to make (over 200 million) and there isn't a guarantee; so in that sense GL is important if big budget 3rd tier heroes have any hope of making it to the big screen.
GL will be over 200. a WW movie will be over 200.

a budget over 200 is nothing big and risky anymore.:yay:
 
Wonder Woman's budget shouldn't be any more than "Thor" ($150 million). As far as anyone really knows, "Green Lantern's budget is about the same.
 
Wonder Woman's budget shouldn't be any more than "Thor" ($150 million). As far as anyone really knows, "Green Lantern's budget is about the same.
everything on this planet gets more expensive. so its the same with movies.

its not like tehy are throwing away money. one hour of work costs money and this is what they need to pay.with 3D and IMAX they also get more money since tickets are more expensive.

nothing wrong.
 
everything on this planet gets more expensive. so its the same with movies.

its not like tehy are throwing away money. one hour of work costs money and this is what they need to pay.with 3D and IMAX they also get more money since tickets are more expensive.

nothing wrong.


That would depend on where they decide to film it. If the rates are lower in a country like, say South Africa (where "District 9" was shot) or Mexico (where a dollar can get you a lot), then they certainly could film it for less than $150 million if not less. I wouldn't guess at things unless there is a valid basis for it. Right now all we know is that the only thin published for a budget for films like "Green Lantern" or "Thor" is $150 million. We shouldn't expect a Wonder Woman film to cost any more than that.
 
The dark knight had a budget of 185 Million I believe, I doubt they are giving GL less money than that. With the tax incentives they got in NOLA the budget could very well be 150 million and that would be a positive for the movie because with all things how well it does is going to be measured against its budget. Besides, I dont think we ever know the true budget of these movies but at the end of it all of them probably turn a profit or else almost all the studios would be bankrupt.
 
There's a lot riding on this film in relation to content for future films for DC AND Marvel. If this film fails, studios will shy away from anything cosmic in regards to storylines.
 

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