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Van Jensen and Nick Jones Jr. Teaming Up for a Project


on April 18, 2014

Van Jensen

Van Jensen, the writer of the comic book series Green Lantern Corps, and actor Nick Jones Jr. have said via Twitter that they’re teaming up this summer to bring fans something special. For those not familiar, Nick Jones Jr. was slated to play Green Lantern John Stewart in the 2011 Green Lantern film, but his scenes were cut. When asked if he was disappointed with that, Jones said:

“That’s fine, it was a little disappointing at first but when I took a step back to see the big picture I was reminded how blessed I am to be where I am today. I remember dressing as Tony the Tiger when I first jumped into acting so I understand that this is an uphill grind. I’m prepared for that and I welcome the challenge. One of my favorite quotes is from Barack Obama, “I never expected to be here. I always knew this journey was improbable. I’ve never been on a journey that wasn’t.” What I get most from that quote is to always stay positive and to also know what you’re getting yourself into. I think working on those two particular projects helped me most with my professionalism. I need to be able to hold my own with actors I grew up watching and admiring. Something I thought I couldn’t do at first because I’m a fan at heart. It’s hard not to nerd out at times. Now I have that comfort level and confidence. The more I do in this business the more it will help me to create my own presence and that’s a major key to success.”

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Van Jensen

Jensen and Jones have kept a public correspondence through Twitter and even discussed Green Lantern projects:

Other pro John Stewart tweets include:

The two made their alliance public earlier today with these tweets:

It’s pretty clear Nick Jones Jr. has not given up on the prospect of playing the Emerald Crusader, and now he’s teaming up with the very man who writes his adventures in comics?
Let me just state this again for effect. Here, we have two people highly involved with Green Lantern John Stewart -one being a writer and the other being an actor- and they are teaming up… for something. When asked if the project involves Green Lantern, they replied:

So, we don’t know for sure what’s going on here. It could either be a rather large coincidence, or it could somehow mean something for Green Lantern John Stewart. Stay tuned!


Oa, by the way

John Stewart Diggle

Speaking of Arrow, there is a bit of a cult crackpot theory going around that the character John Diggle is actually Green Lantern John Stewart. This is a long shot, though, especially since I hear John Diggle has, or will be introduced in the current Green Arrow comic book series. Still, it’s something to have a little fun with. I’m not a typical watcher of Arrow, but this theory prompted me to check out a few episodes. I must say, there are some strong similarities between the characters.