The astute folks at Den of Geek pointed out that one of the main reasons why we've heard from Warner Brothers that plans for a sequel to The Green Lantern are already in the works is that they want to lock down their star Ryan Reynolds so he can't move on and do a Deadpool movie afterwards. Though the first Green Lantern movie won't be released until June of 2011, a rumor recently started to circulate that, since studio execs were so please with the footage they'd seen from the first film, two more entries in the Green Lantern movie franchise might be in the works.

That rumor was given weight recently when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix scribe Michael Goldenberg was officially hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for Green Lantern 2. The move is pretty audacious considering that the first film could be a dud, leaving the studio dead in the water with two more entries of a flaccid franchise to go.
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