Tyrese Gibson has been hinting for a number of months now that he has an extreme interest in playing the first Green Lantern of the DC Cinematic Universe, but now the actor seems to be hinting that the gig might actually belong to him.
The new vague evidence comes to us directly from Gibson's personal Instagram account, where the actor posted a brand new Photoshop job of him in a Green Lantern costume. But while that's rather ordinary, what's special about this particular post is the caption it comes with:
UPDATE: As you may have noticed, the Instagram post has been taken down. It's hard to tell whether this is an implication that the story is true or false.
"The Oath - See you soon........" How are we supposed to interpret that? Taken at face value, one might think that it would be a suggestion that Tyrese Gibson has indeed landed a gig as the big screen's new Green Lantern. But this could also just be another tease from the enthusiastic star. We won't be 100 percent sure what the answer is for sure until we get official word from Warner Bros., but it is interesting regardless.
If Tyrese Gibson is indeed the DC Cinematic Universe's version of Green Lantern, that tells us an interesting amount about the direction of the entire franchise. For starters, it seemingly confirms that this will be the first time that we see a live-action version of John Stewart on the big screen (which would put some distance between the new interpretation and Ryan Reynolds' Hal Jordan from the 2011 solo movie). This would also seemingly confirm that Green Lantern is one of the seven Justice League members who were teased when Jason Momoa's Aquaman was revealed earlier this year. At this time, that group of heroes also includes Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller's Flash, and Ray Fisher's Cyborg.
Of course, this news would also presumably mean that Gibson will be the star of the Green Lantern solo movie that is currently scheduled to be released in 2020. At this time that particular project doesn't have a director attached, and it's unknown who has been hired to work on the script.
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