Michael Jai White Wants One of DC’s Most Coveted Roles

Michael Jai White says via Instagram he'd welcome a shot at John Stewart, AKA Green Lantern.

Though it’s still in the early stages of development, Warner Bros’ Green Lantern Corps. has several actors circling the role, including Fast and Furious franchise star Tyrese Gibson and CommonAmerican Gods star Ricky Whittle recently revealed he’s had talks with Warners about the role. You can now add Michael Jai White to the mix as he’s responded to fans who’ve been clamoring to see him as the iconic Green Lantern John Stewart.

John Stewart was the first African-American superhero to appear in DC Comics. This version of Green Lantern was created by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams, and first appeared in Green Lantern #87 (December 1971/January 1972). The character was inspired by actor Sidney Poitier.

h/t to Cinemablend.

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