Tyrese Gibson Says He Has A Shot At Green Lantern

In January 2015, Tyrese Gibson posted artwork that a fan made of the model-turned-actor suited-up [...]


In January 2015, Tyrese Gibson posted artwork that a fan made of the model-turned-actor suited-up as a Green Lantern, and the caption read, "Rumor has it that." This sparked rumors that the Fast & Furious star may have snagged the coveted role in Warner Brothers' DC Cinematic Universe. For many months, Gibson fanned those rumors with more fan-made Green Lantern artwork and cryptic messages.

Now Tyrese is setting the record straight, telling Larry King that he has met with Warner Brothers and has a real shot at the Green Lantern role.

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?

Tyrese: No.

Larry: Maybe he's watching.

Tyrese: I did meet with Warner Brothers, though.

Larry: And?

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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