Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tyrese Gibson Hopes Warner Bros. Taps Him to Play Green Lantern [VIDEO]

*Longtime “Green Lantern” fan Tyrese Gibson is hopeful that Hollywood may one day cast him to play the DC comics hero. 

Warner Bros has yet to cast roles for “Green Lantern Corps,” its in-the-works reboot about the galactic guardians who fight evil with rings fueled by willpower. Gibson remains “very passionate” about joining the cast. 

“I don’t have any updates. I just hope they call me. I hope they call me,” Gibson told ComicBook.com. “It’s a role I’m very passionate about doing, but right now, the focus is this Morbius film.”

In the Jared Leto led “Morbius,” which is inspired by the Marvel Comics character, Gibson plays an FBI agent tasked with hunting Michael Morbius when the scientist is transformed into a living vampire. 

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“It’s the Spider-Man spinoff franchise, Morbius, Venom, Marvel, and I’m just excited to be able to be a part of this franchise,” Gibson told us. “I love the Fast & the Furious, but I’ve been wanting to be a part of another franchise. Because the last time I was in a franchise was Transformers, which is not too shabby.”

In 2015, Gibson said he had a “couple of meetings” at Warner Bros. about suiting up as Green Lantern.

“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,” Gibson previously told Collider. “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.”

Fan art often depicts Gibson as John Stewart, one of the characters known as Green Lantern, and the first Black superhero to appear in DC Comics

“I will say, however this works out, it’s definitely the fans’ fault,” Gibson told Entertainment Tonight in 2015when asked about playing Stewart. “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.”

Gibson can next be seen reprising his role as Roman Pearce in “Fast & Furious 9,” in theaters May 22.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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