The nerd world has no idea who could be cast in the DC Extended Universe's Green Lantern Corps movie, but it sounds like two This is Us stars would be up for the job.
Earlier this week, a fan tweeted at both Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley, suggesting that they should play the live-action versions of John Stewart and Hal Jordan. Surprisingly, both stars shared positive responses to the idea, with Hartley teasing that he would do it "if the suit fits".
If the suit fits...— Justin Hartley (@justinhartley) June 7, 2018
While Brown and Hartley might not be the first fancasts that come to mind when thinking about Green Lantern Corps, the idea of the two playing those characters does work on several levels. For one thing, the smash success both have had on This is Us would secure a captive audience for the film (and hopefully help erase the general belief that Green Lantern is lame). And both have prior experience playing comic book characters, with Hartley charming fans for years as Smallville's Green Arrow, and Brown having a pivotal role in this year's Black Panther.
And as it turns out, Brown has actually expressed an interest in the John Stewart role before, tweeting that "the powers that be" should help him get the part in January of last year.
Green Lantern Corps has been one of the biggest enigmas within the DC Extended Universe, after the film was first announced back in 2014. The film has been previously described as both "Lethal Weapon in space" and DC's answer to Guardians of the Galaxy, which has led fans to come up with some pretty creative options in terms of fancasting. Armie Hammer has become most associated with the Hal Jordan role, largely thanks to his frequent trolling on social media.
Outside of Hammer, quite a few names have been suggested by fans for Green Lantern Corps, with Charlie Hunnam also rumored for Hal Jordan. Meanwhile, Tyrese, Common, Moonlight's Trevante Rhodes, and Ricky Whittle have all been suggested for John Stewart in one way or another. Either way, fans will just have to wait and see who ends up earning the roles, and if Brown or Hartley end up being among them.
Upcoming DC Extended Universe films include Aquaman on December 21st, Shazam on April 5, 2019, and Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019.