Is Common Still Interested In Playing GREEN LANTERN?

Is Common Still Interested In Playing GREEN LANTERN?

Is Common Still Interested In Playing GREEN LANTERN?

Common was once set to play Green Lantern in George Miller's cancelled Justice League: Mortal film. While promoting his upcoming movie Run All Night, the rapper/actor commented on whether he was still interested in playing the role. Check out what he had to say!

Common is a bit of a hot property in Hollywood right now. Fresh off his Oscar win for Selma's 'Best Original Song' last month, he's recently been doing promotion for his upcoming movie Run All Night (co-starring Liam Neeson, and Suicide Squad's Joel Kinnamen). Many will remember he was once attached to play 'John Stewart' in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal movie. Sadly for the rapper/actor, the movie was canceled, denying him the chance to suit up as the Emerald Knight.

Yet in a recent interview with Screen Rant, Common appeared very enthusiastic about potentially getting another chance to play the superhero onscreen:

"I would love to be John Stewart and play Green Lantern. That was one of those things where I was so excited because we rarely see African-American superheroes or people of color as a superhero. I think it would be great for the world to see, and for people to see, and for Hollywood to put that out there, too. But just for the world to see, just for kids to be able to see, for all nationalities to see a person of color as a superhero, too."

"Plus, it’s just for the fun. Even the pre-production of getting the ‘go’ and studying Green Lantern. John Stewart is from Detroit, so he was this guy that was really for the community, and I really related to that. He used his powers to help people in the community. I was like, ‘Man, I’m going to be John Stewart, the Green Lantern!’ Unfortunately, it didn't’t happen at that time. But maybe the possibility is that it could. I would love to."

The former Hell On Wheels star then went on to talk about Miller's canceled movie a little more - claiming he even tried on the Green Lantern costume. Perhaps DC/WB have kept one in his size just in case? Notably, this isn't the first time Common's expressed an interest in reclaiming the role. Just a few weeks ago, he stated his admiration for the character in an interview with HeyUGuys:

What do you guys think? Is John Stewart the Green Lantern you want to see in Justice League? And Is Common the right man to play him? As always, let us know down below!

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