While its Still unconfirmed whether the new film will offer a fresh take on Hal Jordan or introduce another fan-favorite in John Stewart. Recently Tyrese Gibson is insinuating Chris Pine has landed the roll of Hal Jordan and he for John Stewart a role he’s long been connecting him self to.
Actor/singer Tyrese Gibson – perhaps best known for his role as Roman Pearce in the Fast and Furious movies, has put on his Social media images of himself wielding a Green Lantern Ring (as John Stewart) alongside Pine’s Hal Jordan. Here are a couple of the pictures that Gibson has posted recently:
While nothing more then fan art, the fact that Gibson is so heavily teasing his involvement in the film just weeks before San Diego Comic-Con does offer support to rumors that his long standing mission to play the character may have paid off. Recently Gibson Said:
“There are certain things I can’t speak on. 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.”
It’s debatable if the actor is the perfect fit for the character, I personlly don’t want John Stewart to be a big mouth joker as Tyrese Gibson always play. I would look for someone more seasoned in dramatic rolls. Hal Jordan played by Pine would be fine. Recently Gibson Also Said:
“Listen, these muscles are here and they’re ready to be used. There are lot of people, domestically and internationally, who’s got love with your boy. I’m coming into this thing with some fans and some box office receipts behind my name and I say that proudly and humbly. I just think I deserve a shot at suiting up and becoming the Green Lantern.”
Between the failure of Ryan Reynolds’s 2011 Green Lantern and the increasing call for diversity in casting for the superhero genre, Warner Bros. and DC would be wise to add the character of John Stewart to the franchise.
Personally I would cast Chris pine as Hal Jordan, David Ramsey as John Stewart, Charlie day as Kyle Rayner and I would love for them to write in Alan Scott into the Corps. and he could be played by Scott Bakula. Give me your thoughts in the comments below and then share this with your friends and become part of the conversation.