Tyrese Gibson Talks on Being Green Lantern


Tyrese Gibson who’s been campaigning for the role of John Stewart’s Green Lantern, after fans egged on the idea of him playing the role, was at the Samsung Studio L.A. on Wednesday promoting his latest album Black Rose. While there Gibson spoke to Entertainment Tonight, who asked him if any of the rumors of his possible casting in the film were true, which he responded with the following…

“There are certain things I can’t speak on,” Tyrese said, cautiously. “But I will say, however this works out, it’s definitely the fans’ fault. 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,” he added. “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.”

Source: ET Online

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  • CRLyons

    Please no… just no.

    The people who want him as John Stewart must have a very limited imagination, far better actors out there. I just hope this doesnt happen.

    • We’re all entitled to our opinions, but I respectfully disagree. I think Tyrese will do just fine as Stewart. I can’t think of another actor that can capture the look, the attitude, the military motif, & the action ability of Stewart, aside from Tyrese.
      Besides, I don’t see WB/DC letting him fail.

      • SDCC can’t come soon enough!!

        • I just have faith in Tyrese. I have a feeling he’s gonna surprise us all.

          • I won’t say that Tyrese would have been my first pick. But, I hadn’t yet selected an actor for that role in my head. I definitely don’t see Common as John Stewart. He doesn’t have the acting ability or the ability to draw emotion from viewers for that role, in my opinion. However, as you said, Tyrese can capture quite a few elements expected from John Stewart. Even though his Fast & Furious ‘Roman’ persona sticks out in mind, he can (and seems dedicated to) give the fans what they really want. And, I’d like to believe that WB won’t let another flop come under the Green Banner. (See what I did there?)

          • Indeed, as much as I like Common, he just wasn’t right for that role. And granted, DC could go the brand new route, but they’ve been attracting some incredible star power as of late, & whether we love his work or not, Tyrese is no rookie.

          • True that. I think if Tyrese played this role the right way, it would solidify his acting ability in many regards. He has an album coming out, but he’s no spring chicken in the the movie scene. We could see his transition from a ‘Baby Boy’ to man. I think the John Stewart role has the right amount of ‘seriousness’ he needs to add to his career. And, to be a super-hero in the comic book movie arena is a huge difference from the dramedy character I may instantly remember. And, by all means, DC make it happen. I’m a fan of Tyrese and the GLC.

    • He’s not on the top of my list, but if he gets the role I won’t be mad at it either. Most picks fans want are either unrealistic or won’t happen. Personally just want WB to start officially announcing some of these roles and for the rumors to stop.