July 25 2015

Tyrese Gibson confirms talks with WB for Green Lantern Corps

Tyrese Gibson

It looks like there may be more to the Tyrese Gibson rumors than the actor just wishing for it.

Speaking with Collider, Tyrese Gibson confirmed all of the rumors about him being up for a role in the Green Lantern movie. First he explained how everything came about.

Well I was innocent from the beginning. I was at home eating a bowl of Lucky Charms in my drawers, my ugly feet were out, and I got about six direct messages on Instagram with photos of me as the Green Lantern. This particular fan who did this fan art said that there was a community of people that had been talking for like a month and a half about who they think would be the best Green Lantern and they all picked me. I said to them, ‘I took the oath, and I am going to commit myself to this process of seeing what’s possible.

Apparently all of this has led somewhere, however.

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.

With the recent announcement that the upcoming film will actually be named Green Lantern Corps, it definitely seems possible for there to be more of a focus on multiple Lanterns. Will John Stewart be one of them? And will it be Gibson slinging his ring? I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out.

Source: Collider .

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