Published On: Tue, Jul 28th, 2015

‘Green Lantern Corps’: Tyrese Gibson comments cement John Stewart rumors

Tyrese Gibson may already have two big franchises on his acting resume with Transformers and Fast and Furious, but the actor was campaigning hard to be the new Green Lantern for the DC based film and that may have paid off.

Gibson seemed to hint at big Comic-Con news, but Warner Bros only offered up the title for the new filmGreen Lantern Corps. This did confirm that rumors of muliple Lanterns, both Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

Gibson says he did meet with Warner Bros. Pictures about playing Green Lantern, but that’s about all he can say right now as he spoke to Collider while promoting the DVD/Blu=Ray release of Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi.

“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.’”

green-lantern-corps-143685Gibson seems to be letting the process take its course.

“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.”

Star Trek star Chris Pine has been the highest profile named attached the Hal Jordan rumors.

Green Lantern Corps. isn’t due until 2020, but Warner Bros. will have to make some moves with the first part of Justice League due out in 2017, we’ll likely need someone officially taking the lantern oath sooner than later.

Green Lantern Corps banner


On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required

About the Author

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



The Global Dispatch Facebook page- click here

Movie News Facebook page - click here

Television News Facebook page - click here

Weird News Facebook page - click here