Actor D.B. Woodside has voiced interest in playing Green Lantern in the upcoming slate of big-screen DC comic book adaptations, particularly in the standalone Green Lantern Corps movie slated for very, very far away on June 19, 2020. DC has yet to confirm whether it will be going the Hal Jordan or John Stewart route for the new franchise, but recent rumors have hinted it could be both.
Woodside decided to wear a Green Lantern-inspired T-shirt at Comic Con last year in an attempt to grab DC’s attention, which apparently hasn’t worked quite well yet, although the company is arguably still pretty far out from casting the cosmic character.
Recently, though, he spoke with CBR to explain his history and love of the superhero.
“The whole series and the characters have always been one of my favorites,” Woodside told CBR. “I grew up as a comic-book guy, so I love these characters. We’re living in a superhero bubble right now that I am hoping will never burst. And, maybe I was wearing a Green Lantern t-shirt because I’m trying to get into the minds over at DC as they are looking for their Green Lantern. ‘Open up and take a look at some others out here in Los Angeles.’ That was my cheeky way of trying to influence them.”
Woodside went onto admit that “there are so many other fascinating characters out there in the DC Universe, as well as Marvel,” but he would particularly “love to play Green Lantern.”
The actor might not be on the big screen too often, but Woodside is currently encapsulating a comic book character on FOX’s adaptation of the Vertigo comic Lucifer (Vertigo is an imprint of DC). On that show, he plays the archangel Amenadiel, who berates the titular character for leaving Hell to have a vacation in Los Angeles and become a crime solving deity. He’s given practically nothing to do on the show (which I didn’t like very much), so it would be cool for him to get recognition on a wider scale.
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