Turns out Sterling K. Brown isn't satisfied with just one superhero universe. The actor, who won an Emmy for playing Christopher Darden on "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," made his interest in portraying John Stewart in Warner Bros.' DC Comics-based "Green Lantern Corps" film clear via Twitter on Thursday:
— Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) January 13, 2017
This comes just one week after Brown was announced as a part of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" cast, in the role of N’Jobu. If Brown were to land a role in "Green Lantern Corps," that would give him the unique distinction of participating in both of the current major superhero film franchises.
Brown's comments follow the first news in a while on the "Green Lantern Corps" movie, which will be part of the DC-based shared universe of films that started with "Man of Steel" and continued with "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad." Earlier on Thursday, news broke that Justin Rhodes and comic book movie veteran David S. Goyer would write the script, with Goyer also producing and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Jon Berg executive producing -- and that the film is set to feature both John Stewart, introduced by creators Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams in 1971's "Green Lantern" #87, and Hal Jordan, DC's most prominent Green Lantern, who was played by Ryan Reynolds in the much-maligned 2011 film.