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Update: Did Tyrese Gibson just post then remove confirmation on the Green Lantern role?

March 25th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Ok, anyone following Tyrese Gibson’s Instagram  will know that in recent months he’s really been pushing/hinting/praying that he’s in the running for the role of Green Lantern AKA John Stewart in the DC/Warners/Zack Snyder movies.

In fact, at one point he pretty much confirmed he’s in talks (here).

But last night, everything got a little… odd.

The actor shared an image on his page of him, once again photoshopped into the Green Lantern costume, with the words: “The Oath – See you soon……..” attached.

And then the pic was removed.

So what happened? Was it a premature announcement? A mistake? Or are we simply reading too much into it?

Well, only time will tell, but much like Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, we reckon there is something coming… and soon. Thoughts?

Update!: Ok, so on his Facebook page, Tyrese fans down the flames set by him and admits that he is NOT John Stewart…at least as of yet. He did note that the people at WB know about his passion to play the part, and that he IS…VERY…interested in doing it, and thinks he’ll rock at it. But aside from that, it’s all fanboy noise: “COMIC BOOK FANS!!! My message to the comic book fans….. I was at home loving my life and relaxing when some fan art like the one in this post popped up on my timeline I was like whoa….. That looks really cool…. So out of innocence I put it up…. And shouted out the artist who locked in the #FanArt it’s not about a “Black” superhero it’s about the superhero – check the resume folks! I don’t need to “campaign” for anything I took the Oath and Im ready to suit up as John Stewart IF it lands this way….. Great seeds have been planted at Warner Bros they know I’m very excited about the possibilities…..#Furious7 is coming #April3 and my last solo album #BlackRose is coming 7.7.15 ( my first single is #DumbShit ft Snoop Dogg VIDEO LINK IN MY BIO! you comic book purist have someone else in mind that you would like to see that’s fine….. Fans are fans and should campaign for WHO they believe is best for the role…. Would I hit this role out of the park.???? Are you kidding me… With flying colors…. For now Im gonna sit back and let this game play out… And when I post it’s not a “campaign” it’s me planting seed….. I’m almost at #5BillionInBoxOfficeRecieptsWorldWide I love playing in HUGE franchise movies I’ve never claimed to be the BIGGEST star…. I’m just me….. Again.. I’m innocent the John Stewart #FanMade post started this all….. I just wanted to take a few moments and clarify a few things!!! Sending love always…. I repeat… Always….#2020#GreenLantern #TheOath #GreenLanternDreams

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….