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Denzel Washington to play Green Lantern in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel?

- December 30th, 2013

So with Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman already in place for Man of Steel 2, rumours have been flying around about the appearance of other characters from the DC comics universe in the upcoming film.

Warner Bros. has already hinted that it plans on releasing an eventual JLA movie, a move that copies Marvel’s Avengers blueprint, and it seems like the company is using Zack Snyder’s Superman sequel as the launch pad for other eventual movies from its superhero stable.

Well, we can now add Denzel Washington’s name to the mix. Nuke the Fridge is reporting that the Oscar-winner is being eyed to play the John Stewart incarnation of Green Lantern.

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As long as you have the “power ring,” anyone can become a Green Lantern. Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds in the 2011 film) is the most popular, but he’s not the only one.

Now, I call B.S. on this Washington-Green Lantern rumour. I love Denzel, but at 59, I think he’s a little long in the tooth for superhero hijinks.

Now, I like Denzel for the villain Lex Luthor – another role he’s been tipped for in Man of Steel 2. If you remember him in Training Day, you already know he can play a pretty riveting bad guy.

It’s important to note, that Latino Review and Batman-News.Com have both shot down the Washington-Green Lantern rumour, but isn’t all this speculation fun?

Oh, and if you need a reminder of why Ryan Reynolds should never, ever reprise his role as the Emerald Knight, please watch the clip below. His Hal Jordan was a crime against cinema.

Man of Steel 2, aka Batman vs. Superman, hits theatres July 17, 2015.

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  1. LZYRNMN | January 7, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I don’t think the Ryan Reynolds movie sucked because of him being Hal Jordan, that movie had a horrible script and that was the biggest problem. They also made some very interesting (maybe poor) casting choices, but having the perfect person play Sinestro was not wrong, same with Hal, the script was just so damn weak and boring, it was a movie to launch Green Lantern and they treated it like a tv cartoon.

    I would love to see Ryan Reynolds portray Hal Jordan in the Batman vs Superman movie where people that know what they are doing, are attached to it and then see how well he does. Also, people need to know what kind of person Hal Jordan is, I mean really…jeez.

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