Tyrese Gibson has been all over social media this year saying how much he wants to play the role of ‘John Stewart’ in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. But now it looks like there is another actor in the running along with him. Word out today is that actor, ‘Lance Gross‘ is that man. Check out the details below, and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
Lance Gross is apparently testing the waters to see how much fan support he can garner for the role of John Stewart in the DCEU’s Green Lantern Corps. Of course, Tyrese Gibson, of the Fast & Furious and Transformers franchise, has been the most vocal campaigner for the role. He’s apparently borrowing a few pages from his Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel’s playbook.
Diesel was able to convince fans and the internet that he was apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe long before he’d ever had a meeting with Kevin Feige and co. While initially teasing fans that he was Thanos, Diesel wound up playing Groot in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. However, with the door open to the Marvel-powers-that-be, Diesel is now rumored to have locked down the role of Black Bolt in the Inhumans movie.
With Green Lantern Corps. confirmed at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con and rumored to feature Hal Jordan, Stewart and possibly Guy Gardner (no love for Kyle Ranner and Alan Scott DC?) expect more actors to start similar campaigns as the DCEU expands.