The Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson has been gunning for a chance to play Green Lantern John Stewart since early 2015, launching a social media campaign that he revived this May. It seems like Gibson’s efforts might not be for naught as the actor has confirmed that he has talked with Warner Bros. about the role.
“I would love to do it. You know, I had a couple meetings at Warner about it,” Gibson told Syfy Wire. “I just think that they’re still trying to figure out what the move is. I would love to officially confirm, but I can’t. And if they go in a different direction, I think they know what’s best for the movie, but the fans started this campaign, and all I’ve done is made use of my social media to let folks know I’m interested.”
As Gibson admits, whether or not he gets the role remains to be seen. Earlier this month, casting details suggested that the film was looking for someone between 21 and 30 to play Stewart. At 38 years old, Gibson may be older than what the studio is looking for.
Were Gibson to play Stewart, he would likely make his debut in the upcoming Green Lantern Corps film, which is intended to reboot the title after the critically and commercially disastrous Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds back in 2011. While there isn’t much information on Green Lantern Corps yet, current rumors suggest that Warner is eyeing Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) to direct the film.
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Targeted for release in 2020, Green Lantern Corps will be written by David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes; no director is attached.
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