25th January 2015
Tyrese Gibson has once again taken to his Instagram account to post a rendering of himself as Green Lantern John Stewart. His similar post yesterday really got the rumor mill churning, and he’s not letting up. Along with the image, he had this to say:
“Loving this energy….. Shout to @_raphael_leite_ Idris fall back I got this! “In the brightest day, in the blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let all who worship evil’s might, Beware of the power of Green Lantern’s light!””
Green Lantern remains the only Justice League member not revealed as cast for the upcoming Justice League film. Warner Bros. has been very hush mouthed about the Emerald Crusader, a crucial member of the League, but things can’t stay secret forever. With Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chadwick Boseman, and now Tyrese directly referencing John Stewart, it’s looking like he will be the cinematic Green Lantern, which would make a lot of sense, as John Stewart offers a clean platform removed from the failed 2011 Green Lantern film, while giving general audiences a face many among them know and have missed, due to his prominent role in the Bruce Timm Justice League and Justice League Unlimited shows.
Keep an eye on GreenLantern.Co for the latest regarding John Stewart movie news.
Tyrese has been posting loads of John Stewart content on his Instagram, so I suggest fans keep an eye on it, which can be found here. Of special note, is a meeting Tyrese had with DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee. This leads me to believe that, at the very least, Tyrese has met with WB officials to discuss playing Green Lantern. Perhaps he’s already been cast but cannot announce it. Along with the above picture, he had this to say.
“It’s not everyday you get to go to someone on the level of Jim Lee aka @JimLeeArt home and watch him design and sketch a comic book cover…
Hey, guess what. Tyrese isn’t the only person after the John Stewart role. According to the large Twitter acount Superhero Feed, Michael Jai White has reportedly also said he’s trying to be cast for the role.
“MICHAEL JAI WHITE says he “loves DC” and is looking into playing GREEN LANTERN!”
Two big stars talking about playing John Stewart on the same day? Whatever could this mean? What it looks like is that WB is right now looking into casting for that character!