All right, Green Lantern ... you've got a month to go before release. You've had a rough time of it—shoddy special effects and two super flicks from that other comic-book company making you look bad. You kept at it, though, and things have been looking up.
You've got a budget upgrade, people are comparing your focus on aliens to the Star Wars movies people actually like, and the new trailers are looking great. Yup. All you have to do is keep the forward momentum.
In July's issue of Total Film, Green Lantern's director, Martin Campbell, nixed the idea that he would return for the Lantern sequel. To wit:
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.
In fairness, Campbell doesn't typically bathe in the same river twice, having only done two non-successive Bond films, Goldeneye and Casino Royale. Still, this feels like just one more bit of bad press to add to the pile.
(via Comic Book Movie)