'Green Lantern 2' And 'The Flash' Get Screenwriters

Green LanternDirector Martin Campbell's "Green Lantern" may be over a year away from hitting theaters, but that's not stopping Warner Bros. from pushing ahead with a sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim — the screenwriting team behind the first "Green Lantern" movie — have been hired to write a treatment for both "Green Lantern 2" and "The Flash." Additionally, the trio would then go on to write the screenplay for one of those projects, which will be determined at a later time.

The early development of a sequel is seen as a vote of confidence in "Green Lantern," which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role. Reynolds' co-star Temuera Morrison recently made comments that indicated that his character — Abin Sur — would be used in a flashback sequence during the next "Green Lantern" film.

The newly developed script for "The Flash" will reportedly take its cue from the recent relaunch by Geoff Johns and feature Barry Allen as the lead character.

Late last month, Warner Brothers executives indicated that "The Flash" was near a green light, with "Wonder Woman" and "Aquaman" possibly to follow.

The newly aggressive superhero film slate is also seen as a direct result of the promotion of Johns to DC's Chief Creative Officer earlier this year.

Previously, Johns has hinted that Warner Brothers will announce plans for "The Flash" at next month's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

What are your thoughts on Guggenheim, Green and Berlanti reuniting for "Green Lantern 2" and "The Flash"? Should Warner Brothers have waited to see how "Green Lantern" performs before green lighting a sequel? Who would you like to see cast as The Flash? Race the speed force and let us know what you're thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!