It’s pretty cool when an actor takes it upon themselves to launch a “cast me” campaign, especially when it is for a character they know and love. Kinda like Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furios, Death Race) with his ongoing twitter and instagram posting to be noticed and possibly considered to take on the mantle of John Stewart, The Green Lantern.
This rumor just got a whole bunch o’ fuel, actually. San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner, and Warner Brothers is expected to make some pretty big announcements during their Hall H presentation. The current line of thought? The casting of the next Green Lantern(s).
“There are certain things I can’t speak on,” Gibson said to Entertainment Tonight. “But I will say, however this works out, it’s definitely the fans’ fault. I was at home minding my own business and fans start creating these fan-made videos of me as Green Lantern and I looked into it. I’ve been a fan of the Green Lantern. I took the oath, and I had a meeting at Warner Bros. and certain things were said and talked about. We’ll just see what happens.”
We could be seeing a Lantern story with TWO past/present wearers of the ring. I mean, if Marvel can do it with Ant-Man, why can’t Warner Brothers? It’s not like they have anything to lose at this point.
Gibson stated when asked about attending SDCC: “You never know, I might be there on the other side of an announcement. You never know.”
I guess we’ll see! We’ll keep you guys updated if this progresses before Hall H, but until then, comic-ON!