Electric Alpaca said:
I assumed that Nolan's Batman trilogy was ending, but he was seeding "sequels" in the same vein but with different mains.
Catwoman is being placed into his film, so that's a spin off that's viable - with Robin being introduced in a runalong with the Dark Knight Rises could be very good. Like an observer and silent helper.
Seems a shame to burn the franchise when clearly the dark theme fits perfectly, and plenty of villains still not used. Dr. Freeze and Poison Ivy I'm very keen to see.
I haven't been paying close attention to the news for The Dark Knight Rises, but last I knew Nolan had very specific methods of doing his Batman movies; He stated that as long as he was doing them Robin would never appear as a main or secondary character. I've also assumed that Nolan's Batman adaptations were always on the more "realistic" side of the comics; Namely, that he wouldn't use ..."supernatural", for lack of a better word, enemies such as Mr. Freeze or Poison Ivy. Ra's al Ghul was technically "immortal" in the comics and sure, Scarecrow has the ability to make people insane but he's crafted them into "real" characters.
Besides, the last Batman movie that had those two enemies was "Batman & Robin" and while I personally like it (being something around the age of eight when I first saw it) even I admit that it was a terrible adaptation of a comic book hero. I don't doubt that if anyone could pull them off well it would be Nolan, but I can't expect he'd do that even if he did happen to continue making Batman films. The easiest way to "jump the shark" is to not let a franchise die when it should have (See: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Final Fantasy, The Simpsons, the Batman films from the 80's-90's, Spider-Man, X-Men, etc.), and that's the last thing Nolan would want to do I think.
Oh wait, this thread was about Green Lantern? Sorry.
Erm... since when did a film's domestic takings dictate its entire box office revenue? This is what I hate about the Domestic Box Office/International Box Office divide. For instance, King Kong (the Peter Jackson one) took in over $500 million in total at the Box Office. Yet because domestic (ie- American) ticket sales were less than spectacular, loads of people wrote it off as a flop. America is but one part of the moviegoing world, and it would be nice if a film's success wasn't judges solely on American ticket sales.
Regarding Green Lantern... well, the (belated) follow up to Batman and Robin ended up being pretty good. Maybe Warner Bros can use this as a chance to really put some effort in for the next one.
Green Lantern has made barely more than half of its production cost back worldwide. That's not including the marketing cost, either.