There’s something very strange going on right now, we all know there’s going to be a Green Lantern Corps movie, but what we don’t know is who the cast is. And I’m not expecting any announcements soon considering it comes out in 2020, yet you look around the internet and there’s a few random actors acting like they are Green Lantern. So let’s take a look at this strange phenomena.
First it started with Tyrese Gibson who took to his Instagram to post some Green Lantern stuff. Now it wasn’t just one or two posts, it was several posts. He also teased his meeting with Warner Bros, and overall has been acting like he has indeed been cast as Green Lantern, presumably John Stewart. Sure the guy has been in a number of blockbusters already so it wouldn’t be surprising if he was cast, but no way WB would let him post like that if he had been cast.
It’s not uncommon for an actor to take to social media to help get a role, by showing the studio the overwhelming fan support they have, but I don’t think WB would cast this role based on the number of likes Tyrese gets on his Instagram posts. He posts so much about Green Lantern that it’s come to the point that if he’s not cast, it would just be embarrassing for himself.
So we have him, next up we have Lance Gross. Here’s another actor that has taken to Instagram to tease his possible Green Lantern involvement. Now I can’t say I’ve seen him in much but he does have a few credits. His tease though was a lot more subtle so again I think this might be a Tyrese situation where he’s just trying to throw his hat into the ring.
Then we have Ricardo Segarra, a smaller actor who took to Twitter to tease his Green Lantern involvement. Now his tweets makes it seem like he has been cast as someone in the Green Lantern movie. But again WB would not let actors go around tweeting their own casting announcements (unless you’re The Rock).
All this social media bidding makes it seem like Green Lantern has not been cast as of yet. Some reports came out earlier that Chris Pine was offered either Green Lantern or Steve Trevor, which sounds questionable but if true implies that WB are currently in the process of casting Green Lantern. We don’t know if Green Lantern would be a part of the Justice League film or not, but they would want to lock down the casting to get ready for future possible cameos before the Green Lantern Corps movie.
Overall the point it that it’s highly unlikely that any of these actors have been cast as Green Lantern, but it’s strange that they are teasing their involvement on social media. Especially Tyrese Gibson who really has been acting like he is John Stewart. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, until then I’m sure we’ll see a few more random actors acting like they’re Green Lantern as well.
(Oh and don’t forget about Dan Amboyer, the Broadway actor that has been cast as a “drone pilot” in Batman v Superman who people believe might secretly be Hal Jordan. Here’s the thing, if they announced Momoa as Aquaman, Fisher as Cyborg and Miller as Flash, why hide whose playing Green Lantern? It doesn’t really make sense, hence me believing Dan Amboyer isn’t Green Lantern, but I guess we won’t know for sure until we see the movie.)
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