Tyrese Gibson Meets With Warner Bros. For Green Lantern Corps


Via Collider, we have news that Tyrese Gibson met with Warner Bros. in regards to a role in the studio’s planned Green Lantern Corps.  During a press junket for the Blu-ray release of Furious 7, Gibson confirmed to Collider Editor-in-Chief Steve Weintraub that he indeed met with the studio:

"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."

It’s not known whether or not this meeting happened as a result of fans.  However, the hype and momentum of Gibson embodying the role of John Stewart is definitely fan-driven.  Another actor rumored to be in talks — and not in competition to to be a lead in the film — is Chris Pine who may play the role of Hal Jordan.

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It’s been speculated that one of the Green Lanterns may show up sooner than the Green Lantern Corps.  As DC is now fully invested in a shared universe, that character may appear as soon as the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which is scheduled to be released on March 26, 2015.

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