"Lucifer" actor D.B. Woodside has a plan: he wants to get in on Warner Bros. rapidly expanding shared universe of DC superhero films. The actor currently appears in Fox's "Lucifer," which itself is based on a comic of the same name from DC's mature-readers Vertigo line of comics, and has hopes to make an appearance on the superhero side of DC's live-action projects. To hopefully make this happen, Woodside was sure to wear a Green Lantern shirt during his appearance at last year's Comic-Con International. The actor spoke to CBR about his affection for the Green Lantern mythos and what he hoped to accomplish by wearing that particular shirt.
"The whole series and the characters have always been one of my favorites," Woodside told CBR. "I grew up as a comic-book guy, so I love these characters. We're living in a superhero bubble right now that I am hoping will never burst. And, maybe I was wearing a Green Lantern t-shirt because I'm trying to get into the minds over at DC as they are looking for their Green Lantern. 'Open up and take a look at some others out here in Los Angeles.' That was my cheeky way of trying to influence them."
Woodside revealed that he has not auditioned for any of DC or Marvel's superhero projects yet. "Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to audition for any of those movies," he revealed. "That's why I was going with the Green Lantern t-shirt and trying to let people know I am very interested in that world. I would love to play Green Lantern. There are so many other fascinating characters out there in the DC Universe, as well as Marvel. I would relish the opportunity to play one of those guys."
Warner Bros. is currently in the process of unveiling their lineup of heroes; Superman debuted in 2013's "Man of Steel" and Batman and Wonder Woman will play a big part in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"; Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman are all expected to have cameos in that film as well. The first team-up film, "Justice League Part One," arrives on November 17, 2017. It's not yet known what role Green Lantern will play in "Justice League," if any; the GL film, currently titled "Green Lantern Corps," is expected to hit theaters on June 19, 2020.