There was a brief rumour a few weeks ago that Warner Brothers were looking at several black actors for the role of Lex Luthor in their upcoming Man of Steel sequel. One name that was mentioned at that time was Denzel Washington. Well, a rumour coming from Nuke The Fridge claims that Washington is actually being looked at for t he role of John Stewart, aka Green Lantern.
That’s about all that’s out there right now, and it goes without saying to treat this as purely rumour at this point… and a massively unlikely one at that, if you ask me. Yes, Denzel is a fantastic actor and he looks great, but could the WB really cast a 59-year-old as one of their leading superheroes? We’ve already heard plenty of speculation that we’ll get a Green Lantern at some point in the future, be it Batman vs Superman or a later Justice League movie.
Expect to hear more on this as it develops.
At present, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel is scheduled for a 17th July, 2015 release.