|Green Lantern - John Stewart|
For those who don't know, Green Lantern is a comic book about Hal Jordan who gets a ring from a dying alien that gives him the ability to construct anything he can imagine. He joins an interstellar police force known as the "Green Lantern Corp." In the comics, many have taken on the role of the Green Lantern for Earth, including John Stewart. He's a Black former military specialist who has a unique way of approaching his role as protector of Earth. Stewart's best known for his appearance in the Justice League animated series.
There are a lot of rumors about casting, but here is a list of amazing actors who could take the role.
1. Idris Elba
Idris Elba already plays the superhero Heimdell in Thor, and he's playing an unnamed role on Star Trek Beyond, but he could play a DC superhero too. When someone tweeted him a fan made poster as Green Lantern he said, "Thank you baby love. I like this idea." If Elba likes it, that's all it takes.
2. Lance Gross
Lance Darnell Gross is famous for his role on the TV dramatic sitcom House of Payne so he can bring a sense of humor and intensity to the role. The 34-year old actor gave up a Pro Track & Field career to become an actor, so he's got the physicality and his role as Secret Service Agent Marcus Finley in NBC's political drama Crisis shows he can play a convincing policeman.
3. Nate Parker
Back in 2007, the movie Justice League Mortal cast Common as John Stewart. But a writers strike and a whole host of other problems sidelined the project. He told Screen Rant "That was one of those things where I was so excited because we rarely see African-American superheroes or people of color as a superhero. I think it would be great for the world to see, and for people to see, and for Hollywood to put that out there, too. But just for the world to see, just for kids to be able to see, for all nationalities to see a person of color as a superhero, too." John Stewart is from Detroit and was really for the community, and Common related to that.
5. Dayo Okeniyi
6. Tequan Richmond
7. Denzel Washington
In 2010 he said "I think that comic book movies now are what comics were 30 years ago. I think now with the technology it's like comic books on steroids and I’m very excited about that. I'd love to be a part of something." When he was asked about what superpower he’d want at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival he chuckled and said, “I dunno. You know it’s something positive. I dunno. Something that could help us get along. You know. Like a Jedi mind trick. Trick people to being nice to each other.” Green Lantern don’t have Jedi mind tricks but the Green Lanterns are all about helping people get along.
8. Brandon T. Jackson
|Brandon T. Jackson|
Brandon Jackson is 30-years old and he's starred in action films like Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Fast & Furious so he's got that down. He's from John Stewart's home town of Detroit and a rapper so he can capture Green Lantern's street smarts.
9. John Boyega
10. Aml Ameen
Aml Ameen is a British actor that appeared in the action film Maze Runner. But his best known role is in the police series The Bill where he played headstrong Lewis Hardy who's a former street kid turned policeman. That's exactly the kind of attitude John Stewart needs.
11. Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson is a former model and singer who's proven himself in action films like the Fast & the Furious films and Transformers series. Fans decided he'd be the perfect Green Lantern and began making pictures and movies of his as the superhero. It convinced him he'd be perfect for the role and he's been campaigning hard on social media. Will he take the oath? We'll see.
12. David Ramsey
Who would you like to see play John Stewart the Green Lantern?
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