Tyrese Gibson has been teasing Green Lantern on Instagram with fan art as well as stating he has taken the oath.
Collider caught up with the actor where Tyrese confirms there have been talks with Warner Bros. about the newly announced Green Lantern Corps movie.
Here’s the text:
Well I was innocent from the beginning. I was at home eating a bowl of Lucky Charms in my drawers, my ugly feet was out, and I got about six direct messages on Instagram with photos of me as the Green Lantern. This particular fan who did this fan art said that there was a community of people that had been talking for like a month and a half about who they think would be the best Green Lantern, and they all picked me. I said to them, ‘I took the oath, and I am going to commit myself to this process of seeing what’s possible.
I’ve already had a couple of meetings at Warner Bros., so we’ll see what happens. I do believe that there needs to be more black superheroes out there, but that’s not even my motivation. I think I would be the best Green Lantern, and based on my fans and supporters that spent around $6 billion in box office receipts, I feel like there’s a fanbase of fans out there waiting to see me put on this green suit and do my thing. So I would love to confirm something today but I can’t. We’ll just keep following up.