Ricky Whittle Talks Potential Role In 'Green Lantern Corps'

Though WB and DC Films seems to be on the rise with Wonder Woman and Aquaman, there is one hero that the studio seems to be avoiding: Green Lantern. After the much maligned 2011 film staring Ryan Reynolds, the character has been put on the back burner. But, actor Ricky Whittle may be the one to reignite the emerald light.

Speaking with SyFy Wire, the American Gods actor revealed that he has spoken with Warner Bros. for a part in the Green Lantern Corps movie:

“We know that Green Lantern Corps is coming out. I’ve had conversations, and to be in the conversation is a big honor. That’s all I can really ever ask for. Lots of fans have been campaigning for me. If they can get me Green Lantern, too, we are going to have to do something special. I’m going to have to start doing tours in full costume and go and watch with all the fans. But, yeah, I would love to be a part of that world. Hopefully, they do it justice this time.”

He also mentioned the need for a fresh start for the franchise:

“The character Green Lantern needs to be reborn. Even Ryan Reynolds came up with that when he killed himself in the Deadpool credits, which was hilarious. I’d love to be a part of that universe, whether it be John Stewart or Simon Baz, maybe. They are both characters I would be honored to play.”

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Details about the upcoming Corps movie have been scarce, but Hal Jordan and John Stewart are said to be the main characters. Veteran DC writer Geoff Johns is penning the script.