The DC Cinematic Universe may have found their next Green Lantern.
Tyrese Gibson, star of Fast & Furious 8 sat down on Larry King Live to discuss a wide range of topics from his disgust of Donald Trump, to the lack of diversity in Hollywood, and the upcoming “Fast & Furious” sequel. One surprising topic was his potential role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League film.
After a fan-made image of Gibson as Green Lantern went viral, the Fast & Furious 8 star may have an even greater shot at the role. Gibson says that a piece of fan-art (seen below) depicting him as Green Lantern started the craze.
“A fan did this image of me as the Green Lantern and I was like ‘Woah, that looks cool,’ and I posted it on my Instagram and it just went crazy.” Gibson said. He went on to admit that the photo “pissed the people off a little bit at Warner Brothers because they thought that I had convinced the world that I landed the role, which I didn’t.”
After seeing himself as Green Lantern, Gibson was inspired to campaign for the role in Justice League. Gibson met the film’s studio to discuss his potential as Green Lantern in Snyder’s Justice League, set for 2020.