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.
LOVE it! Would be amazing! "Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in Sector 2814." https://t.co/T7xerg7cbe
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 4, 2016
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.
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 art by Boss Logic