Dwayne Johnson adds to Green Lantern rumours

News Glen Chapman 6 Feb 2014 - 06:18

Might The Rock be playing Green Lantern in Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman? Or another DC movie?

Inevitably, this is one of those stories where pinches of salt will come in very useful. We're deep into rumour territory here.

The hints in question this time though have come in part from the Instagram account of Dwayne Johnson, The Rock himself. The latest round of speculation started with a hashtag that the man posted, which read #JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss. When you add that to the fact that the man himself confirmed that he had a big meeting with DC, it seemed to point towards him playing Green Lantern, possibly in Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman movie (and beyond).

IGN subsequently copied him in on a Tweet questioning whether he had revealed that he’s playing John Stewart/The Green Lantern to which he replied "All I said was #LanternCanWhupSuperman". Which of course does little to dispel the speculation.

It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Warner Bros go in a different direction following the performance, or lack thereof, of the previous Green Lantern cinematic outing. We'd wager hard cash and coffee that Ryan Reynolds won't be back for a start. But there are lots of questions here. Is Johnson really going to take on the role of Green Lantern? And if so, will it be in the Man Of Steel sequel, a standalone film, or maybe the Justice League feature?

We have answers to none of these questions at the moment. And if Dwayne Johnson does, he's not telling...

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