It looks like a rumor that began as wishful fancasting may be taking steps towards reality. Tyrese Gibson has confirmed to Collider that he has met with Warner Bros. about taking a role in the Green Lantern Corps. movie.
Gibson starts by saying that he had nothing to do with getting this particular ball rolling, saying it was fans that took all the initiative, before admitting to meeting with Warner Bros.:
“I’ve already had a couple of meetings at Warner Bros., so we’ll see what happens. I do believe that there needs to be more black superheroes out there, but that’s not even my motivation. I think I would be the best Green Lantern and based on my fans and supporters that spent around $6 billion in box office receipts, I feel like there’s a fanbase of fans out there waiting to see me put on this green suit and do my thing. So I would love to confirm something today but I can’t. We’ll just keep following up.”
The Green Lantern John Stewart is one of DC Comics’ most beloved superheroes of color, and its presumed that he’ll play a big role in Green Lantern Corps. Casting just the right actor will be a key ingredient to making that film a success.