The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider has shared plenty of new DC movie tidbits on this week’s episode of Meet the Movie Press. Perhaps most significantly, he revealed that Warner Bros. is currently casting the role of Green Lantern John Stewart. This would confirm that Stewart will be the Lantern seen in the two-part Justice League film, as well as his own Green Lantern movie in 2020. It is currently unknown which actors are being considered for this role. After campaigning on social media, could Tyrese Gibson end up being cast?
This news also seemingly debunks recent rumors of Hal Jordan appearing in Justice League, with Chris Pine linked to that role. Jordan has been the Green Lantern recently portrayed in Justice League marketing, including toys, video games and animated movies. He was also the Lantern that was a part of the original Justice League New 52 lineup, which has been a clear source of inspiration for the DC Cinematic Universe.
However, Stewart has been a fan-favorite Green Lantern ever since the Justice League animated series. Additionally, having him instead of Jordan in the DC movies would not only add more diversity to the lineup, but it would make it easier for audiences to completely ignore the 2011 Green Lantern film. Expect more news on this to come soon.
Meanwhile, Sneider has also revealed an interesting Suicide Squad tidbit. Recent rumors have suggested that Jim Parrack will play Deathstroke in the supervillain film, and the actor even toyed with the possibility on social media. However, according to Sneider, Parrack is in fact playing Jonny Frost, a character seen in Brian Azzarello’s acclaimed Joker graphic novel. Frost is a “sidekick and driver” for The Joker in Suicide Squad, similar to the comic.
Meanwhile, it is also unknown who is playing Deathstroke, if he is in the movie at all. Stay tuned for more as we have it. Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters August 5th, 2016.