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Did Tyrese Just Confirm He'll Be 'Green Lantern'?

by Zach Seemayer 11:53 PM PDT, June 24, 2015
Playing Did Tyrese Just Confirm He'll Be 'Green Lantern'?

Is Tyrese Gibson going to star as Green Lantern?

On Wednesday, Tyrese posted a pic of the iconic character on Instagram, with the caption, "Shit just got real - #doubleoath #doubletrouble #GreenLantern #WB." Many have been speculating that Warner Bros.' reboot in the Green Lantern franchise will feature two different members of the Green Lantern Corps, and that Tyrese could be playing one of them.

Shit just got real - #doubleoath #doubletrouble #GreenLantern #WB #VoltronPictures

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ET caught up with Tyrese at a listening party for his new album Black Rose at Samsung Studio L.A. on Wednesday night, where the 36-year-old Fast and Furious star addressed the casting rumors.

"There are certain things I can't speak on," Tyrese said, cautiously. "But I will say, however this works out, it's definitely the fans' fault. I was at home minding my own business and fans start creating these fan-made videos of me as Green Lantern and I looked into it."

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"I've been a fan of the Green Lantern," he added. "I took the oath, and I had a meeting at Warner Bros. and certain things were said and talked about. We'll just see what happens."

Tyrese also detailed several reasons why he would be the perfect choice to play Green Lantern.

"Listen, these muscles are here and they're ready to be used," he pitched. "There are lot of people, domestically and internationally, who's got love with your boy."

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And he's not wrong. Gibson's most recent film, Furious 7, made $351 million domestically at the box office, and it it broke the $1 billion mark worldwide in what was then a record 17 days. (Jurassic World recently broke that record.)

"I'm coming into this thing with some fans and some box office receipts behind my name and I say that proudly and humbly," Tyrese said. "I just think I deserve a shot at suiting up and becoming the Green Lantern."

While he didn't explicitly confirm the news, it sounds like there’s definitely a real possibility that he may be "suiting up" in the near future.

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The actor was just as teasingly evasive when it came to whether or not he would be making an appearance at Comic-Con this year.

"You never know," Tyrese said. "I might be there on the other side of an announcement. You never know."

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