There’s one inescapable fact that continues to hound the publicity for Justice League, and that is that there’s someone missing.
Back in 2015, DC Extended Universe architect Zack Snyder got us all excited with images bearing the caption ‘Unite The Seven.’ That’s because there are seven core members of the Justice League in the New 52 DC Comics, and it’s the New 52 DC universe upon which this movie franchise is largely based. As such, the line-up should feature Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, The Flash, Superman and Green Lantern – but so far, the latter has yet to be revealed.
The presence of Superman was questioned when the publicity machine for Justice League first cranked into action – because Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice featured his funeral, and he wasn’t shown in any footage or images. But, then he began to appear, and the team was almost complete – save for the inclusion of Green Lantern. This fact has been used to great effect by Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill, who can often be found teasing the character on social media, to the delight of fans. It’s also not gone unnoticed by the star of the Fast And The Furious franchise, Tyrese Gibson, who has consistently and publicly been lobbying for the role since at least 2015.
It’s not only him who’s making his voice heard, either, as fans have been pushing for the actor to get the role as well, with Gibson constantly finding himself as a favorite to suit up as the hero. Unfortunately, there’s still been nothing concrete in regards to him nabbing the part, but in a recent interview with Syfy, the actor did reveal that he’s had talks with Warner Bros. about it.
As you can see in the video above, Gibson says that he’d love to take the role, but that the studio is still “trying to find out what the move is.” Whether there’s more to the story than that is hard to say, as WB has yet to give us any indication as to who they might have their eye on, but at this point, you’ve got to believe that The Fate of the Furious star is at least being considered – if he hasn’t grabbed the part already.
With Comic-Con right around the corner now, we may be hearing something more official on all this in the not too distant future, but until then, tell us, would you like to see Tyrese Gibson as the next Green Lantern? Take to the usual place and give us your thoughts!