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Dwayne Johnson hints at Green Lantern role

- February 4th, 2014

Dwayne Johnson’s going to have a busy year or two ahead of him if the latest round up of social media connections is anything to go by.

IGN reported this past New Year’s Eve, Johnson tweeted that he had just gotten out of a meeting with DC executives where they had made “big plans” for 2014.

One month before that tweet, Johnson had instagrammed a picture of himself with Hiram Garcia, a long time friend and producer of Johnson’s films.

Under the photo, Johnson hashtags post with: #JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss

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All of which can only point to one possibility: Johnson may be the next Green Lantern, John Stewart.

Stewart was originally chosen by the Guardians of the Universe as the possible replacement for the original Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. From time to time, Stewart even stepped in for Jordan when the Justice League needed to take on a super villain together, until he was recruited as a full time member following Jordan’s retirement.

While Johnson has never done a super hero movie per se, he’s established himself as an action genre star, with a reoccurring role in the Fast & Furious franchise.

But hey, even if he’s horrible, he can’t be worse than Ryan Reynolds in that Green Lantern movie, right?

What are your thoughts? Do you think he’ll blow everyone’s minds or just blow?

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5 comments

  1. Danny | February 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Dwayne Johnson should be Batman!

  2. Mr. Bawkbagawk | February 5, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I don’t want to be that guy, but couldn’t they find a black actor to play one of the few black super heroes in the D.C. universe?

  3. JB | February 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Mr BAWKNAGAWK you may want to look up The Rock’s father Rocky Johnson online

  4. Verlyn | February 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I tend to agree with Mr. Bawkbagawk. It should be an African-American actor playing an African-American character. And what happened with Denzel? The last I heard, Mr. Washington was approached to play the John Stewart Green Lantern role. The. “Rock” is of Samoan and Afro-Canadian descent so maybe he could play an Afro-American character. But, I say if he’s going to play a black superhero role at all, it should be as Luke Cage in a Marvel movie. His extreme and muscular build would be better suited to a character like Cage than the John Stewart GL role.

  5. Matthew | February 10, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Please DC, give Ryan Reynolds another chance. Having Johnson playing GL isn’t a good fit, and Reynolds is the lesser if two evils in my book.

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