It may have begun as a playful rumor, but it now seems Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson really - really - wants to play Green Lantern. The DC Comics superhero seemed to be placed on the back-burner of the shared movie universe when the new Green Lantern movie was announced for 202o. It's still unclear if the studio is planning a total reboot, but if that's the case, then it means a prime opportunity for a new actor - possibly even a new version of the hero.
Word had been circling that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was pursuing the role (a rumor he later confirmed) before Johnson was cast as Shazam villain Black Adam. But news on a potential casting - or what role there may be for GL in the new movie universe, if any - was silent until recently, when Gibson brought attention to a piece of fan art placing him in the famous emerald suit, and social media took care of the rest.
Sharing a piece of fan-made concept art with the caption"Rumor has it" is the kind of harmless, playful fan interaction that is quickly becoming commonplace. Apparently, the sudden spike in attention has convinced the actor (or perhaps his agent) that there may be a role worth pursuing. After sending out requests for even more fan art and showcasing it via his Instagram account, Gibson posted an image that officially takes the rumor to a new level: