Martin Campbell Won’t Return For Green Lantern 2

A month from today audiences will finally be able to see Green Lantern, one of the many superhero blockbusters coming this summer and also the most CG heavy of them. Even though the film hasn’t been released yet, a sequel was ordered by Warner Bros. almost a year ago. And it does make sense, as without Harry Potter, the studio is going to need another money maker.

They have locked star Ryan Reynolds down for another outing but it doesn’t look like director Martin Campbell will be returning. Apparently the film took a heavy toll on him as it was quite a strenuous shoot. He recently stated that he likely wouldn’t be involved in a sequel, saying that “this film has become the instruction manual if they do any further ones. It’s what we call pipe laying.”

Throw in the fact that Warner Bros. won’t want to sit around and wait for a sequel makes the chances of Campbell returning even lower. It’s likely that once they see the box office reports from this one, which will likely be substantial, they’ll rush into production on a second one.

The film stars  stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Robbins, Michael Clarke Duncan and Angela Bassett and will open June 17th.