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We all know (or should know) by now that Fast and Furious and Transformers star Tyrese Gibson wants to be our new Green Lantern. He’s been campaigning hard for the role by riling up fans on social media, including posting incredible fan-made artwork of himself as the DC hero. The latest images he posted to Instagram, though, imply that he’s heading in the right direction to make this casting actually happen. And that direction is straight into the Warner Bros. studio.
On Wednesday, Gibson posted a photo of him pulling into the Warner Bros. studio parking lot. "I don’t talk…I move," he wrote, accompanied with hashtags for the WB and Green Lantern. Overwhelming fan buzz and hardcore social media campaigning have paid off for other actors looking to get into roles, and it looks like they could be doing the same for Gibson. While no talks between him and Warners for the Justice League movies or the solo Green Lantern adventure have been officially confirmed, this Instagram pic no doubt lifts the spirits of Gibson’s fans.
Elsewhere on the photo-sharing platform, the actor continues to follow in the footsteps of Vin Diesel. His Fast and Furious co-star is known for his popular Facebook page, on which he uploads incredible (and sometimes hilarious) fan art of himself and his movie characters. For Gibson, he’s doing the same with Green Lantern, though his latest update from today sees an actual Green Lantern ring. "I am fully committed to suiting up for this role," Gibson wrote on previous posts.
So far, DC and WB have cast Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg for its Justice League line-up. It’s still unclear which Green Lantern (i.e. Hal Jordan or John Stewart) the studio will want to go with, but both characters are extremely popular in their own right. Though Ryan Reynolds arguably butchered the character in the previous attempt at a Lantern movie, Hal Jordan has taken a place among the ranks of DC’s animated Justice League movies. John Stewart, on the other hand, has been more involved with the animated TV series.
We’ll keep tabs on any Gibson-Green Lantern developments. But, fans, don’t get your hopes up until there’s some actual official confirmation on talks.