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Rumor: Denzel Washington Eyed as Green Lantern in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

denzel washington-safe houseIf the rumor mill surrounding director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel ever actually slowed down, it kicked back into high gear following the announcement early this month that Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman.

The latest gem arrives courtesy of Nuke The Fridge, which contends Denzel Washington is being considered for the role of Green Lantern John Stewart in the Warner Bros. film. Of course, it wasn’t that long ago that the two-time Oscar winner was pegged by some outlets to play Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor.

On the surface, the new rumor seems unlikely, as it would not only further crowd what was initially billed as Batman Vs. Superman but would also presumably require Washington to sign a multi-picture deal that would permit the studio to build upon its DC Movie Universe. Of course, stranger things have happened: For instance, who would’ve placed bets on Ben Affleck being the next Batman?

Opening July 17, 2015, the Man of Steel sequel also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.


  • Comicon1234

    Too old

  • Talal Alfahad

    Too old for green lantern role but I think he will be a great for Lucius Fox role.

  • Patrick Keely

    I’m gonna say no to Denzel even though he is one of my favorite actors, but there are younger actors that would be great as John Stewart if he is the Green Lantern they want to use.

  • Mr. Wayne

    Denzel 20 years ago maybe but Idres Elba now, thank you.

  • Happily LS

    Idris as Green Lantern and Denzel as Lex Luthor. I’ve always loved his villain roles the most. His performance in Training Day is one of all-time favorite performances. The man just drips evil charisma.

  • BoilingMan

    I was just about to long in to say, “he’s too damn old.” It looks like I’m not alone on that one.

  • Rodimuss

    Too damn old. Give John Stewart to Idris Elba! He’s perfect for the role.

  • BrodieMan

    Two words: J’onn J’onzz

  • PietroMaximoff

    now i know DC’s only playing with us…

  • Sagir Khan

    If they add any more heroes to this film they’re gonna break it before they even make it.

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  • KomicKev

    I echo the “too old” sentiment. Also, if there really IS going to be a Green Lantern in the film, then I’d say they are making a Justice League film but not calling it Justice League (or maybe change the title later). More people would probably get stoked for a Superman vs Batman movie than a JL film. Sneaky DC?

  • checkdurp

    yeah hes old. go with idris alba. even if he did GL in man of steel 2, what about 7 years down the road when its justice league 2 and hes almost 70.