To go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker...Gah? Green Lantern - again "space cop with a magic wishing ring" - and you want to make it "edgier and darker"? WHY? FOR THE LOVE OF GROD WHY?
It's like they've got some program that they're using to try to target post-adolescent males, and when things don't work the only thing they can do is ADD MORE EDGY DARKNESS. The thing doesn't have any other settings - and heaven forbid they think about maybe, you know, making a movie that appeals to a wider audience.