Ever since January of 2015, Tyrese Gibson has teased fans with the prospect of being the new live-action Green Lantern.
Now, in an interview with Larry King, the actor has admitted he has met with Warner Brothers and has a chance of getting the part:
Larry: You posted on Instagram that you want to play the Green Lantern in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Has it been cast yet?
Tyrese: It hasn’t been cast yet. I’m gonna tell you what really happened, Larry.
Larry: What really happened?
Tyrese: You know how they have fan-made kind of things online? A fan did this image of me as the Green Lantern.
Larry: A Fan proposed it?
Tyrese: 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. 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.
Larry: So, have you heard from Zack Snyder?
Larry: Maybe he’s watching.
Tyrese: I did meet with Warner Brothers, though.
Tyrese: And…um…shoot me a prayer, Larry.
Larry: You got a shot?
Tyrese: I do.
Larry: I loved the Green Lantern when I was a kid. That was a great comic book.
Tyrese: I would love it. I’ve taken the oath. I would love to do it.
Larry: I think you’re gonna get it.
Tyrese: I got the muscles for it. I can do 1,500 push-ups right now.
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