Despite the absolute flop that was 2011's Green Lantern, it appears as though the reboot has not scared off the big names wanting to attempt their own rendition. Rapper and John Wick: Chapter 2 star Common put his hand up for the part of John Stewart in the upcoming title Green Lantern Corps earlier this year, but now a new contender has emerged.
Fast and Furious franchise regular Tyrese Gibson is accustomed to the big budget action scene following his emergence with 2 Fast 2 Furious, and his enthusiasm for the DC feature is there for all to see. Stirring the pot to get people talking, the 38-year old Los Angeles native took to Instagram showcasing his wears as the green superhero.
Tyrese: Time To Roll With Green Lantern
There are cryptic messages and then there are blatant plugs. Gibson's post falls very much in the latter category as he wrote: "It's time" below the new and improved Green Lantern Corps. In 2016, Gibson outlined to Larry King that his love affair with the character and social media landed him in hot water, although it did confirm the suspicion that he was earmarked for the part by Warner Brothers.
"I was like, 'Woah, that looks cool.' And I posted it on my Instagram, and it just went crazy, over 1,500 sites," he recalled. "And it was just all of this buzz, and I was like I might as well run with this thing. And I did. Pissed the people off, a little bit, at Warner Brothers because they thought that I had convinced the world that I had landed the role, which I didn't. And I said, 'If you go down my timeline, at no point did I say the role is mine.' But, you know, there have been other artists, actors and actresses who have put up images of them as a comic book character and ended up landing a role. So I was like, it's worth giving it a shot."
Hal Jordan Expected To Cameo In Justice League
The November premiere of Justice League will be a make or break ensemble production for Warner Brothers and DC, but it will only be a teaser for what will come with Green Lantern Corps. Both John Stewart and Hal Jordan will be the headline characters for that installment, but it is expected that Jordan will arise at some point in Justice League.
Actors connected to that role include Tom Cruise, Armie Hammer, Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal and even Ryan Reynolds. Given the Canadian's duties with Marvel and Deadpool, Reynolds' return to DC seems near on impossible.