Arrow star Michael Jai White revealed that he wants to play John Stewart’s Green Lantern in an upcoming project.
The character John Stewart, who for those unaware takes up the mantle of Green Lantern, has been a staple of the DC universe for years. Despite this, the character has yet to be brought to life in live-action. Several prominent actors, including Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson, have put themselves forward for the role, and now Black Dynamite and Arrow actor Michael Jai White has thrown his hat into the ring.
On Geek House Show’s Instagram page, Michael Jai White was asked by fans what character DC or Marvel character he would like to play. Because of all the fan-casting with him as Green Lantern over the years, the actor revealed it’s John Stewart:
“So, I was asked what character would I like to play from the Marvel or DC universe. That answer would have to be from the DC universe…a character named John Stewart because that’s what everyone wants me to play.”
You can watch the full video with Michael Jai White below.
So far, the only attempt at a Green Lantern movie was back in 2011. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the Emerald Knight, the movie was mauled by critics and has since become a punchline in Reynold’s own Deadpool franchise. Green Lantern Introduced audiences to Hal Jordan, a test pilot, who acquires superhuman powers after being chosen by the Ring. However, with the powers comes the responsibility of defeating the evil Parallax who is set on destroying Earth.
There are also rumors that the Green Lantern Corps will have a bigger role in The Snyder Cut, making it ever more likely that Michael Jai White will win his dream comic book movie role. This comes to us from Geek House Show. The topper art comes from @vshen at Deviant Art.