Martin Campbell Not Planning On Returning To Direct Green Lantern 2!

Martin Campbell Not Planning On Returning To Direct <i>Green Lantern 2</i>!

According to the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, the director will not be back to helm any future installments in Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's upcoming, Green Lantern...

In the July issue of Total Film, it has seemingly been revealed that the director of Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness and most recently, Green Lantern, will in fact NOT be returning for any future installments of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainments latest superhero franchise. Here is an excerpt from their article, while plenty more can be found in the magazine!

Inevitably, chat turns to the possibility of follow-ups. Campbell admits it will be nice to have all the backstory and complicated rules of the character already taken care of. "This film has become the instruction manual if they do any further ones. It's what we call pipe laying," he says. Not that he has plans to return for a sequel - like Bond, he loves 'em and leaves 'em."

With an all star cast which includes Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris and Mark Strong as Sinestro, director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern is set to be released in 3D on June 17, later this year!

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jazzman - 5/16/2011, 12:23 PM
so basically if they have future sequel and they turn bad they will call him back again to REBOOT Green Lantern just like he did for James Bond :P.

anyway heres the Green Lantern music trailer - Mark Petrie "Kara Kul"

Dynamo - 5/16/2011, 12:25 PM
Just sounds to me like he's focusing on this one.
maxleresistant - 5/16/2011, 12:33 PM
Hell Yeah!
Corpse - 5/16/2011, 12:34 PM
If he don't it will be a shame but there's a lot of other great directors WB can cast to follow up this very possible amazing movie. Could Zack Snyder take the spot, probably? But look at Nolan, he was very ambiguous about a third Batman installment but he made one anyway. WB does have a lot of money to change your mind if the first installment(s) are hits. And I have no doubt that Green Lantern will be one of intergalactic proportions! Anyways, thanks for the first one Martin Campbell!
Superman75 - 5/16/2011, 12:35 PM
That sucks. Every director has there own style. If a sequel happens it will be different.
TorturedXGenius - 5/16/2011, 12:36 PM
rightfully so...i can only imagine the stress dude is having with getting these EFX house to finalize the shots and editing, looking at the final cut ALL WITHOUT having to hear the bitching of fanboys and the studio on his neck about the trailer and pics/promotion.

IF he does come back (im sure Warners isnt stupid enough to just sign him for one film) he'll have things more tight
WellDrawn - 5/16/2011, 12:37 PM
That's great. Hopefully the next guy will do a better job with Hal's mask...
marvel72 - 5/16/2011, 12:38 PM
we should see what the film is like before we say we want him back.

take thor very good film,i would like to see branagh direct the sequel.
Berger45 - 5/16/2011, 12:39 PM
Corpse and TXG puts it perfectly. He has no doubt started something incredible in the comicbookmovie genre, a total new kind of superheromovie franchise that will shape the next to come.
DarkSuperman - 5/16/2011, 12:39 PM

He makes an awesome movie then bails on the sequels which turn out being NOT as good without him.
DarkSuperman - 5/16/2011, 12:39 PM
Zorro, Casino Royale...the list goes on
GinGuilt - 5/16/2011, 12:41 PM
@DarkSuperman : you said it all
NateHawk89 - 5/16/2011, 12:43 PM
make him sound like a manwhore. nice :P
CraptainAmerica - 5/16/2011, 12:53 PM
I think the tone changes from director to director. I hated that he left the Bond franchise. But I'm sure this is more him focusing on the now. The movie isn't even out yet!
skullboy - 5/16/2011, 12:54 PM
What? That f--kin sucks! He's not gonna wait and see how the movie will do and shut all the haters up? Meaning the movie may not get a sequel or the next film will be directed by some hack. Why can't Warner Bros watch out for DC for anything?
skullboy - 5/16/2011, 12:55 PM
CaptainStaps, get a life.
Checkmate - 5/16/2011, 12:59 PM
I agree with ya CraptainAmerica!
and skullboy is right too, CaptainStraps needs a life.
IonGL2814 - 5/16/2011, 1:05 PM
that sucks, but I'm sure DC Entertainment will not allow a director to take over who won't do the character and the franchise justice. @CaptainStraps you should not be making judgements before seeing the movie, i can't wait to watch you eat your words when this movie comes out... o wait most likely we won't see you comment ever again.
CaptainOtter - 5/16/2011, 1:06 PM
normally this would worry me as a strange sign, but considering he did the same with Bond I wouldn't take it something deeper.
Mondragon - 5/16/2011, 1:06 PM
It's not like he quit, he only signed up for one, to launch the franchise, that's seems to be his usual M.O.
JULEZ13 - 5/16/2011, 1:07 PM
That sucks. Now the continuity of the film is going to feel weird because it will be a different style. Way to f[rick] DC up their a$$e$ Campbell. -_-

I hope he changes his mind.
Gmoney84 - 5/16/2011, 1:10 PM
If this movie is anything like his vision for Casino Royale it will be AMAZING!!
superotherside - 5/16/2011, 1:19 PM
maybe he wanted to return but DC said this:

I cast you out!

gmoney0505 - 5/16/2011, 1:24 PM
Just looking at his resume of films and it seems he doesn't like doing movies back to back. It like 8 years for a Zorro sequel and like 13 years for him to do another Bond film. I know Warner does want to take no longer than 3 years for a sequel and this comes as no surprise as why he will not return for a sequel if Warner wants it in like 2 or 3 years.
StuckInPanels - 5/16/2011, 1:25 PM
well thats not surprising in the least. If the first one does decent and can break bank then we might see someone who will make it more competent cuz so far I want to like it but for the most part the only I want to see is Strong as Sinestro
JosePetrelli12 - 5/16/2011, 1:30 PM
So he is good at "laying Pipe" and he "loves them and leaves them"... Sounds a lot like me!

I hope this movie is great and they still do a sequel...
dahamma - 5/16/2011, 1:35 PM
Ughh come one now. I really want to se see GL and if it turns out to be great your telling me that IF there's a sequel its gonna be a different director? THis sucks. ITs the same Fear I have for Iron Man 3.
TayDee - 5/16/2011, 1:47 PM
What a cop out.
Bodwulf - 5/16/2011, 1:58 PM
So he layed pipe ,loved GL and Left him. Only thing he omitted is that any sequel will be his bastard love child.
ironpool007 - 5/16/2011, 2:04 PM
That his MO. He did the same thing with Bond. He did Goldeneye and then said he was done. He only came back for Casino Royale because it felt closer to Ian Flemings book. and then he left again after that. So all you idiots saying he's leaving because he thinks Green Lantern will be shit should shut up. The guy introduced 2 great versions of Bond, and he wont let us down with Green Lantern.
HelaGood - 5/16/2011, 2:06 PM
wow...i agree...why do it before the movie even comes out??? this is not a good sign...
SeaSerpentine - 5/16/2011, 2:50 PM
That sucks. Still, I hope the first one is good.
blueorangeny - 5/16/2011, 2:58 PM
He's a playa, taps his bitches and moves to the next. lol
BackwardGalaxy - 5/16/2011, 3:16 PM
Really have no idea why this surprises anyone. He did the same thing with Bond. It's just the way he works. It has nothing to do with the quality of the film.
0zymandias - 5/16/2011, 3:29 PM
I must inquire that all this persistence about the being of Mr. Campbell and the outmost negliance as a result of something one would aquire to be not comprehensive attention, is completely stunning. The response by so many are nothing short of abjectionable. No conclusions can be wrought from this, neither about him returning nor who could take over the helm. We already know about Mr. Campbell's decadence and nature. I however must admit I do wonder ever so quitely regarding the question of the potential sequels director.
dnno1 - 5/16/2011, 3:42 PM
foxwolf2099 - 5/16/2011, 4:06 PM
well, given that Green Lantern's is the WB's hopeful new franchise tentpole to take over Harry Potter, maybe they can follow the trend of Harry Potter and have different directors whilst still producing quality movies.
EditNinja - 5/16/2011, 4:07 PM
Probably not a good sign, but we'll see...
Vital - 5/16/2011, 4:10 PM
I don't know what's funnier, seeing all the "it will suck so he's jumping ship" comments, and the DC diehards are ignoring those comments cause they don't care, or the fact that you people actually think you sound clever or funny with stupid ass comments of yours. You don't get points for being dumb, sorry.
thecanadian - 5/16/2011, 5:05 PM
Well as most others mentioned before me ... Campbell tends to do this as he did to Bond and Zorro ... but maybe WB can convince him to stay since WB would have more dough try and tempt him top remain ... But that all depends on how the movie will perform come June.
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