Is Dwayne Johnson Wanted as 'Green Lantern' in 'Batman Vs. Superman'?

The actor recently confirmed that he is working with DC Comics and Warner Bros. on an unspecified movie. Will he play John Stewart or 'Lobo'?

On New Year's Eve, Dwayne Johnson confirmed during a #RockTalk Twitter chat that he is involved with an undisclosed DC Comics adaptation.

Fans immediately remembered the actor's comments from July of 2012, where he confirmed that rumors of him playing Lobo were true. So his latest reveal surely means that this DC Comics adaptation is moving forward with him in the lead....Right?

Here is his original statement.

Dwayne Johnson Lobo Tweet

In our story over the weekend, it was highly speculated that Dwayne Johnson could also be up for a role in Batman Vs. Superman, but it was anyone's guess as to which character. Well, now Peter Georgiou of Think McFly, Think has Tweeted out another rumor, that Dwayne Johnson is wanted as John Stewart, aka The Green Lantern. But it isn't know if this is for Batman Vs. Superman, a solo film, or for the impending Justice League.

This is the second John Stewart rumor story to pop up in the last few days. On Saturday, we heard news that Denzel Washington had actually 'taken' the part. That, or course, was never confirmed by the studio. Denzel's name had also been floated in a story about Warner Bros. and DC Comics search for an African-American Lex Luthor.

Nothing has been confirmed at this point, and none of this is of any certainty. Will we see John Stewart on screen sometime in the near future? That seems likely, as Ryan Reynolds will not return as the Hal Jordon version of Green Lantern. But could Warner Bros. and DC seriously be considering a full-on stand-alone reboot at this point? That seems unlikely.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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  1. Newvideoz Newvideoz

    Not agreeing, that is madness, Ryan Reynolds should be the one

    9 months agoby @Newvideoz-NewvideozFlag

  2. rjh094

    I just thought about it... he could play a decent Cyborg.

    9 months agoby @rjh094Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert thats not gonna happen for a very long time

    9 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic maybe maybe not they already have diesel playing groot in galaxy so it might happen

    9 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @skywise dwayne would be good in GOG but not this one

    9 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. Dfella504

    all of your's darksied yes!!!!! jus bs could b great my opinion

    9 months agoby @dfellaFlag

  7. AshesFend

    And another blog who takes a flimsy rumour and (with a little more explanation at least) suggests it could be for Batman Vs Superman... (big) IF he is in "Batman Vs. Superman, and Wonder Woman", you might as well scrap the BvS name and call it Justice League. Which would be hilarious if DC were to jump straight to that.

    10 months agoby @ashesfendFlag

  8. skywise

    I can NOT see him playing John Stewart. But then again I have been surprised a few times by Dwayne Johnson (his performance in the mediocre Be Cool always stands out).

    10 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. Sean

    Dwayne Johnson playing Green Lantern could be interesting.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Josh

    DC really lucked out with Green Lantern being the one that bombed, because unlike any of their other characters that's one they can just recast without having to reboot, as they already established that there are multiple Lantern characters.

    10 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  11. EmmyttWolfe


    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  12. Nick C.

    "Simon first appeared in 2012 following DC's 2011 company-wide relaunch as part of its Green Lantern story arc "Rise of the Third Army", in which Baz replaces Silver Age hero Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern of Earth's sector."

    "DC later added Baz to its flagship team-up title Justice League of America in 2013."

    10 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  13. slysnide

    Sounds like a bunch of loose talk. Too many characters are being thrown into the BvS speculation pool. GL doesn't need to be in it too.

    10 months agoby @slysnideFlag

  14. Nick C.

    I'm gonna throw out my 2 cents and say.....Simon Baz. Yup.

    10 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  15. TheDude1

    I would actually like to see him play The Green Lantern. But damn its only the second day of the year and the rumor mill is turning very fast. The next month or so is going to be very crazy.

    10 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  16. rjh094

    The Rock is not Lex Luthor. It just doesn't fit at all. The Rock is seen as a "powerhouse" not a mastermind. No offense. Green Lantern would be more reasonable, but still... a bit of a stretch. Bane, Lobo, Doomsday, Shazam, Black Adam, and characters like these are more like it.

    10 months agoby @rjh094Flag

  17. Bellandedward1

    Could it be a role in justice league

    10 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  18. test-0001

    Time for WB to cast decent actors and stop signing on big names just because of their success....we don't need another Green Lantern fiasco with Ryan Reynolds' campy and comical one-liners, The Rock just isn't right for Green Lantern he should be Lobo. His muscular stature is too large to play John Stewart, whom is a Engineer, not a body builder.
    I KNOW this is WB's attempt to pile as many names to this movie as they possibly can. IT IS NOT A SEQUEL to "SUPERMAN vs. BATMAN" aka The Man of Steel sequel. This movie already started filming in L.A. and then they stopped, started rewriting the script and then said they are going to "start filming" in 2014.....THEY ALREADY STARTED! This is the JLA movie fans have been asking for, but they are casting all of the wrong people. They want this movie to be "Movie of the Year - Academy Awards 2015", why else are they casting all of these people to this movie?
    It's fact, nothing else makes sense by having all of these big name actors being put into a sequel for a movie that didn't even make a lot of money. WB's is scared and trying to get it's foot in the door before it loses rights to all of DC's characters and then Disney comes along and buys them all up.
    It's time for everyone to accept this movie for what it is, WB's attempt to win us over by casting far too many big name actors to hide a crap sh*t story that they had to re-write in the first place. They are too scared to admit that the script sucks, that Ben Affleck was the wrong choice in casting as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and that they only added Wonder Woman to get the attention off of Affleck and then messed up that casting too....and who cares what people like the self-proclaimed all-knowing of things comics and movies Kevin Smith has to say, he's just the biggest fan boy of them all that managed to make a career of it.

    Oh, and Zack Snyder stop with the changing of character backgrounds, you already have the fans just by the status of the main character.

    10 months agoby @test-0001Flag

  19. Mka47

    let's hope not

    10 months agoby @mka47Flag

  20. Cheetoboy

    Actually him playing Lex would not be a bad idea.

    10 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  21. thedude-abides


    10 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  22. bruce_ha

    He should play Lex Luthor. Think about that for a second. It would be the perfect fit.

    Lex is supposed to be the one human who wants perfection, to be the ultimate powerhouse, the ultimate super human. He wants what Superman possesses. It would be only natural for him to be physically fit, almost an attempt at physical perfection atleast.

    He would be the best Lex.

    10 months agoby @bruce-haFlag

  23. Brizzy

    I really dont give a f*ck who he plays because wether he's Lobo or Stewart, he's gonna do it really f*cking good either way.

    10 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  24. Writer220

    @soxmonky I second that

    10 months agoby @writer220Flag

  25. Soxmonky

    I vote Idris Elba for the Green Lantern!

    10 months agoby @soxmonkyFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    He'd be the most jacked up human Green Lantern...especially for John Stewart.

    10 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Joshua Hollaway

    Lex Luthor..I'm gonna say it until it happens, cause it WILL happen.

    10 months agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag