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Tyrese Gibson campaigns for Green Lantern

01.26.2015

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According to the DC movie line-up, audiences won't get a rebooted Green Lantern film until 2020. It's safe to say that they're currently searching for actors though and while Idris Elba is a popular choice for the time being, it looks like Tyrese Gibson wouldn't mind donning the green tights. Posted on his Facebook and Instagram pages, the man has been dropping photoshopped Lantern images left and right, stating "I am fully committed to suiting up for this adventure."

 

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Gibson has been bouncing back and forth between the TRANSFORMERS and FAST AND FURIOUS franchises for some time now and as much as we want it to, the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise can't last forever. Perhaps the man is seeking to solidify his reign in film for the foreseeable future because if Marvel proved anything, it's that donning some tights in this day and age will guarantee work for about as long you're willing to do it. Gibson can handle the comedic relief alright, but what about taking the spotlight?  Not everyone has been thrilled with DC and Warner Bros.' casting decisions thus far, so let's see how this pans out.

DC currently has the GREEN LANTERN film set for a June 19, 2020 release.

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10:13AM on 01/27/2015
I actually like him...but I just had a flash vision of the Steel movie when looking at these images.
I actually like him...but I just had a flash vision of the Steel movie when looking at these images.
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2:27AM on 01/27/2015
Have nothing against the guy actually but he is just all wrong for this role & after the first Green Lantern failure, DC needs to get the actor right this time.
Have nothing against the guy actually but he is just all wrong for this role & after the first Green Lantern failure, DC needs to get the actor right this time.
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10:03PM on 01/26/2015

Tyrese, if all else fails...

i bet the guys working on GI Joe 3 have a spot for you...
i bet the guys working on GI Joe 3 have a spot for you...
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9:44PM on 01/26/2015
He'd be perfect as a black Guy Gardner. Sounds crazy, but his physique and cocky attitude in Fast & Furious movies fits Guy more than Stewart whom I imagined as a stoic, more cool headed character. If WB decided to combine the two GL into one persona, probably casting Tyrese is not such a bad idea.
He'd be perfect as a black Guy Gardner. Sounds crazy, but his physique and cocky attitude in Fast & Furious movies fits Guy more than Stewart whom I imagined as a stoic, more cool headed character. If WB decided to combine the two GL into one persona, probably casting Tyrese is not such a bad idea.
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7:32PM on 01/26/2015
I don't mind them using John Stewart as the GL in the upcoming DCU, but NOT fucking Tyrese please. He doesn't have the presence for John imo. The funny thing is the guy I always wanted to play John unfortunately is locked up by marvel in Agents of Shield. That man was Henry Simmons. He had the look, the build, the voice, and I think he would have been perfect for it. But whoever they find, for the love of god, not Tyrese.
I don't mind them using John Stewart as the GL in the upcoming DCU, but NOT fucking Tyrese please. He doesn't have the presence for John imo. The funny thing is the guy I always wanted to play John unfortunately is locked up by marvel in Agents of Shield. That man was Henry Simmons. He had the look, the build, the voice, and I think he would have been perfect for it. But whoever they find, for the love of god, not Tyrese.
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5:10PM on 01/26/2015
I wouldn't mind it, but just couldn't see him carrying a solo GL film.
I wouldn't mind it, but just couldn't see him carrying a solo GL film.
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4:55PM on 01/26/2015

Eh, I dunno...

I got nothing against Tyrese and if he were cast, I wouldn't complain, but it looks kind of sad when you're photoshopping pics of yourself as a superhero and posting them on social media trying to get roles.
I got nothing against Tyrese and if he were cast, I wouldn't complain, but it looks kind of sad when you're photoshopping pics of yourself as a superhero and posting them on social media trying to get roles.
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4:52PM on 01/26/2015

Idris all the way

These photoshopped images seem very desperate to me. Gibson is on nobody's radar for good reason. He's a model. Nobody wants to see him try to emote, unless he's shirtless of course.
These photoshopped images seem very desperate to me. Gibson is on nobody's radar for good reason. He's a model. Nobody wants to see him try to emote, unless he's shirtless of course.
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4:30PM on 01/26/2015

Yeah no.

There are so many infinatley better choices. Mine being Ving Rhames.
There are so many infinatley better choices. Mine being Ving Rhames.
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3:01PM on 01/26/2015
Well, every actor deserves a chance to prove themselves. However, Tyrese should get a leading role in a different movie first. This is a multi-picture franchise. If one movie turns out bad, it might ruin the others (at least the cross-overs).
Well, every actor deserves a chance to prove themselves. However, Tyrese should get a leading role in a different movie first. This is a multi-picture franchise. If one movie turns out bad, it might ruin the others (at least the cross-overs).
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12:50PM on 01/26/2015
Ah poor Tyrese First he was campaigning for Django and now this.. since no one is phoning him for auditions, he'll just send his own in.
Ah poor Tyrese First he was campaigning for Django and now this.. since no one is phoning him for auditions, he'll just send his own in.
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12:27PM on 01/26/2015
I always thought the rapper Common would've been a good choice for the role. He's experienced in drama and comedy, so I think he might bring a well-balanced take to the role. Plus, he seems to be a generally liked actor.
I always thought the rapper Common would've been a good choice for the role. He's experienced in drama and comedy, so I think he might bring a well-balanced take to the role. Plus, he seems to be a generally liked actor.
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4:32PM on 01/26/2015
As much as I'm against casting rappers (particularly as beloved charecters) he would be a decent choice.
As much as I'm against casting rappers (particularly as beloved charecters) he would be a decent choice.
12:08PM on 01/26/2015

Fuck outta here

His non acting ass would just make it that much worse
His non acting ass would just make it that much worse
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12:00PM on 01/26/2015
If he could stay away from having to be the "funny guy in dire situations", he could maybe pull off the role. To be honest, this would be a huge stretch for Tyrese Gibson. But it could also be the role that defines him as a bankable actor if he pulled it off.

That being said, there is definitely someone better out there for the role of John Stewart. I know most people are clamoring for Idris Elba, but I doubt that will happen since he's involved with Marvel and didn't seem too keen on the
If he could stay away from having to be the "funny guy in dire situations", he could maybe pull off the role. To be honest, this would be a huge stretch for Tyrese Gibson. But it could also be the role that defines him as a bankable actor if he pulled it off.

That being said, there is definitely someone better out there for the role of John Stewart. I know most people are clamoring for Idris Elba, but I doubt that will happen since he's involved with Marvel and didn't seem too keen on the whole superhero movies with playing Heimdall.

I also doubt Ryan Reynolds will come back for Hal Jordan. He could definitely play the part with the right script, but if Deadpool proves to be a hit I'd imagine he'd devote himself to making more of those movies and evolving the character in the X-Men universe instead of returning to Green Lantern.

There are any number of actors out there who could play Hal Jordan. There are very few who could play John Stewart in my opinion. Unfortunately, Marvel has already picked up the three best actors that come to mind for the role - Idris Elba, Chadwick Boseman, and Anthony Mackie. They should definitely use John Stewart for Green Lanter, but it looks like this is another case of DC showing up too late to the party.
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11:59AM on 01/26/2015

Not to hate but..

Not really a fan of his. Lets get some new blood in there.
Not really a fan of his. Lets get some new blood in there.
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11:46AM on 01/26/2015
I know there's a new version coming but I still wish they'd "forget" the first Green Lantern but keep Ryan Reynolds and Mark Strong. They were both fine in the film and I'm sure Reynolds could slot nicely in with the likes of Cavill, Affleck, Gadot and Mamoa etc...
I know there's a new version coming but I still wish they'd "forget" the first Green Lantern but keep Ryan Reynolds and Mark Strong. They were both fine in the film and I'm sure Reynolds could slot nicely in with the likes of Cavill, Affleck, Gadot and Mamoa etc...
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11:52AM on 01/26/2015
Agree completely. I know the film wasn't a success, but I see no reason why they couldn't bring back Reynolds and Strong as Hal and Sinestro.
Agree completely. I know the film wasn't a success, but I see no reason why they couldn't bring back Reynolds and Strong as Hal and Sinestro.
11:54AM on 01/26/2015
I don't think they'll bring back Ryan Reynolds. I agree that he was fine in the role and the first Green Lantern movie was more of a script failure than anything else. But with Reynolds getting into Deadpool, if that's a hit I'd imagine he would commit himself to making more of those movies and expanding the character in the X-Men film franchise instead of returning to Green Lantern.
I don't think they'll bring back Ryan Reynolds. I agree that he was fine in the role and the first Green Lantern movie was more of a script failure than anything else. But with Reynolds getting into Deadpool, if that's a hit I'd imagine he would commit himself to making more of those movies and expanding the character in the X-Men film franchise instead of returning to Green Lantern.
11:59AM on 01/26/2015
It'd be great to see Ryan Reynolds back but yeah I agree with MickLoud. Deadpool is going to be his priority. Still, at least bring Mark Strong back as Sinestro.
It'd be great to see Ryan Reynolds back but yeah I agree with MickLoud. Deadpool is going to be his priority. Still, at least bring Mark Strong back as Sinestro.
11:25AM on 01/26/2015
Hmm, I don't mind seeing him as John Stewart but I'm sure there's an actor out there who is better suited for the role.
Hmm, I don't mind seeing him as John Stewart but I'm sure there's an actor out there who is better suited for the role.
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11:23AM on 01/26/2015
Oh please no.

And as much as people disliked the first Green Lantern film, I still think they should use Hal Jordan again.
Oh please no.

And as much as people disliked the first Green Lantern film, I still think they should use Hal Jordan again.
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11:26AM on 01/26/2015
Funny you should mention Hal Jordan. I was actually thinking why not Hal Jordan and John Stewart vs. Yellow Corps?
Funny you should mention Hal Jordan. I was actually thinking why not Hal Jordan and John Stewart vs. Yellow Corps?
11:27AM on 01/26/2015
Could be a good idea.
Could be a good idea.
11:17AM on 01/26/2015

No

Sorry, but I just don't see it. I'm not gonna say that Tyrese is a terrible actor, he's fine in the roles he's taken on so far. But that's because those roles are suited for him. But based on what we've seen of him so far, I just don't see him pulling off the strict military minded personality of John Stewart.
Sorry, but I just don't see it. I'm not gonna say that Tyrese is a terrible actor, he's fine in the roles he's taken on so far. But that's because those roles are suited for him. But based on what we've seen of him so far, I just don't see him pulling off the strict military minded personality of John Stewart.
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