June 13, 2024

Tyrese Gibson Confirms Meeting With WB for Green Lantern

Warner Bros. is about to attempt to keep up with Marvel when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016. That is going to open the flood gates for a series of films, from the Justice League to stand-alones, including Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Green Lantern.

We know the Green Lantern reboot will be titled Green Lantern Corps., which leads one to believe we could be looking at more than one Earth based GL. Chris Pine has been rumored for Hal Jordon, but that leaves John Stewart, Kyle Ryner, Guy Gardner, Alan Scott, and possibly even Simon Baz as other Lanterns that could be cast. There has been an online campaign to have Tyrese Gibson cast as John Stewart, and apparently Warner Bros. has been listening. In a recent interview with Collinder, Gibson confirmed he has had some discussions with WB:

“I’ve already had a couple of meetings at Warner Bros., so we’ll see what happens. I do believe that there needs to be more black superheroes out there, but that’s not even my motivation. I think I would be the best Green Lantern and based on my fans and supporters that spent around $6 billion in box office receipts, I feel like there’s a fanbase of fans out there waiting to see me put on this green suit and do my thing. So I would love to confirm something today but I can’t. We’ll just keep following up.”

He also talked a little about the campaign that led to the talks:

“Well I was innocent from the beginning. I was at home eating a bowl of Lucky Charms in my drawers, my ugly feet were out, and I got about six direct messages on Instagram with photos of me as the Green Lantern. This particular fan who did this fan art said that there was a community of people that had been talking for like a month and a half about who they think would be the best Green Lantern and they all picked me. I said to them, ‘I took the oath, and I am going to commit myself to this process of seeing what’s possible.”

If cast, he would join Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (Flash) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) as a member of the Justice League.

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