Green Lantern (film)

Green Lantern
Green Lantern poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMartin Campbell
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Greg Berlanti
  • Michael Green
  • Marc Guggenheim
Based onCharacters appearing in comic books published
by DC Comics
Music byJames Newton Howard
CinematographyDion Beebe
Edited byStuart Baird
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
Running time
114 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$200 million[2][3]
Box office$219.9 million[2]

Green Lantern is a 2011 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael Goldenberg.[4] The film tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is selected to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is given a ring that grants him superpowers, and must confront Parallax, who threatens to upset the balance of power in the universe.

The film first entered development in 1997; progress remained stalled until Greg Berlanti was hired to write and direct in October 2007. Martin Campbell was brought on board in February 2009 after Berlanti was forced to vacate the director's position. Most of the live-action actors were cast between July 2009 and February 2010, and filming took place from March to August 2010 in Louisiana. The film was converted to 3D during its post-production stage.

Green Lantern was released on June 17, 2011, and received generally negative reviews; most criticized the film for its screenplay, inconsistent tone, choice and portrayal of villains, and its use of CGI, while some praised Reynolds' performance. Reynolds would later voice his dissatisfaction with the film. The film underperformed at the box office, grossing $219 million against a production budget of $200 million. Due to the film's negative reception and disappointing box office performance, Warner Bros. canceled any plans for a sequel.[5]

  1. ^ "THE GREEN LANTERN". British Board of Film Classification.
  2. ^ a b "Green Lantern Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference budget was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (January 15, 2010). "Mark Strong Lights up 'Green Lantern'". Variety. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Fischer, Russ (October 15, 2014). "Warner Bros Massive DC Movie Slate Revealed". Retrieved September 6, 2016.