Ryan Reynolds was still busy in a blue-screen studio bringing the starry magic of “Green Lantern” to life when Warner Bros. started moving ahead with plans for a sequel. That’s just the way things work in Hollywood.
Now, a year after screenwriters were hired to pen the script for “Green Lantern 2,” much of the overall story seems to be in place, and as Reynolds told us recently, he’s “pretty aware” of what’s in store for his Hal Jordan, the test-pilot-turned-universe-protecting superhero. But with the first flick not hitting theaters until this Friday, the actor isn’t going to spill all the details.
“I’m not throwing that out there at all,” he said.
He did, nonetheless, toss us a few clues — most tantalizingly about what’s in store for Jordan and Sinestro, an ally who eventually becomes one of Jordan’s greatest enemies. “There’s such a rich history with this character, so you get really excited about the possibility,” Reynolds explained. “The inevitable war between Hal and Sinestro is something that will have to be dealt with in the second movie for sure, but there’s always subplots and a lot of other interesting things going on that are setting up a possible third film.”
One subplot that co-star Blake Lively is hoping to see in future films concerns her character, Carol Ferris. According to DC Comics lore, Ferris evolves from Jordan’s on-again, off-again lover into a powerful being endowed with abilities similar to those that Jordan’s Green Lantern Corps power ring gives him. She becomes known as Star Sapphire, another of Jordan’s enemies. Lively, it seems, can’t wait to battle Reynolds — either in a sequel or even the third film that Reynolds discussed. Not that she went into great detail about the plots either.
“Like the war between Star Sapphire and …,” Lively began, before trailing off.
Reynolds quickly picked up. “Oh, I was talking about Pokémon and Pikachu,” he cracked. “But yes, that one as well.”
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