The Warner Bros. live action take of the Green Lantern has hit a snag. Ryan Reynolds was recently cast as the title character in the film that has been fast tracked into production by the studio. The location of choice for the shoot is down under in Australia, the same place they shot the majority of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That should have been a sign of bad luck, because the setting is what’s causing the film some financial woes. More on the story below.
According to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed, the Green Lantern’s film budget has come under attack. It stated that Green Lantern’s “proposed Australian shoot is understood to be under threat after the rising Australian dollar has blown out production costs.” What does this mean for the film’s schedule? Martin Campbell is directing the feature, which was expected to begin shooting in January.
Now that GL‘s going through some tough times, does that mean Reynolds can place his focus on the Deadpool movie? I’ve been weary of his involvement in both films since his casting. Physically he looks like a Green Lantern, but personality wise he’s Deadpool all the way. At the moment no one knows what necessary adjustments will be made to the film’s schedule due to the recent financial strain. Perhaps this is a sign?
What do you think about the current state of the Green Lantern movie?