Justice League premieres in a few months, yet Warner Bros. has yet to announce who will be playing the Green Lantern in the DCEU. The good people of the internet have lost their collective minds trying to guess who could possibly be cast as one of the Green Lanterns of Sector 2814. Armie Hammer is still very much the favorite to play Hal Jordan, but the jury's still out on who might play John Stewart.
All we know for sure is that Tyrese Gibson is thirsty for the chance to put on the ring and take the oath. Two years ago he desperately tried to convince fans that he had been cast in the role of John Stewart/Green Lantern, and he won’t quit until he puts on that black-and-green catsuit.
As fans we assume the casting announcement will come soon, but months have past and we still haven’t heard a peep. While we wait for Warner Bros. to make the Green Lantern announcement, Tyrese has taken to Instagram to tease that he will indeed be playing John Stewart in the #DCEU. Let’s hope Warners got the memo.
Tyrese Is Thirsty To Play John Stewart
Tyrese posted a beautifully rendered CGI image of John Stewart on his Instagram, accompanied by the phrase, “It’s time.” Time for what, Tyrese? Time for you to play the Green Lantern? Or time for you to stop posting about playing the Green Lantern?
It’s one thing when Superman himself Henry Cavill teases that #GreenLantern will be appearing in the DCEU soon, it's another thing when Tyrese posts an unsubstantiated image. In fairness, Warner Bros. could have cast Tyrese in the role, but it’s doubtful the studio would allow him to post about it on social media.
Whatever the case, fans have endured two years of Tyrese making known his desire to play the Green Lantern and many are still not convinced he's the man for the job.
Fans Voice Their Opinions About Tyrese Playing Green Lantern
Before the onslaught of Twitter comments begin, let’s set the record straight. Tyrese Gibson is great in The Fast and the Furious franchise. He plays one of the best comic relief characters in action films today. However, fans do not think that his acting style would transfer to the character of John Stewart.
When people realized that Tyrese was once again teasing his casting as John Stewart, Twitter responded as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror:
While Tyrese’s post makes it seem as if he is back campaigning for the role of John Stewart, one Twitter user made a great observation. Given the picture, Tyrese might be voicing John Stewart in Injustice 2:
The fan backlash was immense. Just scrolling through Twitter, comments that support Tyrese as the Green Lantern are few and far between. Hopefully we will soon know who will be portraying the members of the #GreenLanternCorps in the DCEU, but for now Tyrese continues his one-man crusade to harness the power of Green Lantern's light.
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