Green Lantern Corps Fan Art Imagines Ricky Whittle As John Stewart

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Though I didn’t detest 2011’s Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds as some others may have, I found that it ultimately fell short of what animated offerings such as First Flight and Emerald Knights achieved. That said, I remain optimistic for the long-gestating Green Lantern Corps.

After what seemed like an eternity of nothing more than rumors to go off of, news broke this past June confirming that former DC President-turned-full-time-movie-and-TV-producer Geoff Johns is actually penning the screenplay for the flick. To the uninitiated, this doesn’t sound like much of a big deal. But when you factor in how this scribe with the Midas touch wrote what was arguably the best Green Lantern comic book run ever (spanning nine years, no less), well, then you’d assume we’re in for one hell of a treat.

All that aside, the time has come for us to discuss which actors will be cast as Hal Jordan and John Stewart. As you may have heard, there are the constant rumors of Tom Cruise playing the former, but the latter’s an especially exciting prospect because he’s yet to appear in live action.

Already, there’s fan art circulating depicting Cruise as Coast City’s favorite son, but let’s not forget about his brother in arms (or rings), as Ricky Whittle himself has shared some dynamic digital art by way of Boss Logic on Twitter. Seen below, the American Gods star is done up in the guise of the iconic lightsmith.

Right now, I can’t help recalling Michael Green’s words from last fall. Here’s what the screenwriter of the previous Green Lantern picture had to say when endorsing Whittle for the role:

“I’ll probably get angry texts if I don’t say what’s in my heart which is that Ricky Whittle would make a fantastic John Stewart.”

Tell us, do you also think Whittle should suit up in Green Lantern Corps? Or, would you prefer someone else for John Stewart? Sound off in the comments section below!

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