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Kevin Smith Wants Ice Cube as Green Lantern

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A few years ago we wrote an article on “Why Idris Elba should be the next Green Lantern” and there have even been rumours regarding Tyrese’s involvement. The one person fans didn’t bet on is Ice Cube as Green Lantern.

Now Kevin Smith (yes, the same Kevin Smith that went all out to promote Batman v Superman and ended up hating it), has suggested that the multi-talented star would make a great Green Lantern. Ice Cube who is famous for his work on the Friday, Ride Along, 21 Jump Street and Barber Shop franchises, is also rumoured to be in talks to play J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man: Homecoming reboot.

Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson, who has been on the forefront of promoting himself as the next Green Lantern, seems to have ticked off Warner Bros. In a recent interview with Larry King, he discussed his potential future with the character:

“You know how they have fan-made kind of things online? A fan did this image of me as the Green Lantern. A fan. And I was like, ‘Woah, that looks cool.’ And I posted it on my Instagram, and it just went crazy — over 1,500 sites. And it was just all of this buzz, and I was like I might as well run with this thing. And I did,” Tyrese said. “Pissed the people off, a little bit, at Warner Brothers because they thought that I had convinced the world that I had landed the role, which I didn’t. And I said, ‘If you go down my timeline, at no point did I say the role is mine. But, you know, there have been other artists, actors and actresses who have put up images of them as a comic book character and ended up landing a role. So I was like, it’s worth giving it a shot.”

“I did meet with Warner Brothers, though. And…um…shoot me a prayer, Larry. I would love it. I’ve taken the oath. I would love to do it,” said Gibson regarding his interest in playing Jon Stewart.

Green Lantern Tyrese Gibson

At this point, the role is still available. Whether or not fans will take a liking to Ice Cube as Green Lantern remains to be seen. There are many actors who could snatch up the role, including Idris Elba, Common, Leonard Roberts, Lance Ross, Michael Jai White, Michael Ealy and many others.

Warner Bros. is rebooting Green Lantern with their new Justice League universe. The film will be titled Green Lantern Corps and a 2020 release date.

Who would you like to see as Green Lantern?

ice cube as green lantern

Ice Cube as Green Lantern art by Boss Logic

John Stewart, known as Green Lantern, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics and was the first black superhero to appear in DC Comics.


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29 Comments

  1. Luke Lehlogonolo Lesufi

    I love Ice Cube but him and Tyrese are wrong for the role of Green Lantern. Idris all the way!

  2. Romero Tutor

    Ice Cube is one of my favorite rapper turned actors… But hell no. Some shit just isn’t fit for classic heroes.

  3. Junior Stanley

    Kevin Smith hates everything Kevin Smith doesn’t write; and i love Kevin Smith projects.

    I’d rather Idris as bond rather than John Stewart. GL’s are lame anyways.

    • Phil Grippi

      You must not really watch his reviews of movies, because he praises almost everything. Even when it’s negative he keeps it respectful and acknowledges the effort on the part of the film makers.

    • Phil Grippi

      He always trashes his own work, and his abilities as a director. Do you even know who you’re talking about?

  4. Trevor Jordan Blanchard

    Who the hell wrote this? Kevin Smith jizzes all over Batman vs Superman all the damn time. Just listen to one of his podcast lol. As for Ice as GL, nah……

  5. Brandon Fraser

    What!? No! John Stewat did not talk like a hood rat! Michael Jai White would be much better! Not only does he talk and walk with pride, he’s already trained in mma

  6. Batman

    The fact that part of this article says Kevin Smith ended up hating BvS, make me think the whole article is bullshit. Writer of article should check sources better.

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