Arrowverse Star Wants Green Lantern Role; But Is It Who You Think?

The Evolution of Green Lantern John Stewart

The Green Lantern rumor mill is one that is continuously running. The DCEU made the announcement in 2015 that a Green Lanterns Corps. film would be in the works. An eventual July 2020 release date was given to the film which clearly is not happening. Even though the film is still part of DC’s plans at some point, we do have the HBO Max Green Lantern TV series to look forward to! With minimal news regarding either project, fans and actors/actresses alike have been voicing their opinions on who should take on a Green Lantern role.

With an already established connection between Greg Berlanti creating the Arrowverse and Geoff Johns being executive producer of the upcoming HBO Max series, many feel as if David Ramsey would be the obvious choice. In addition, the series finale of Arrow presented Diggle with the Power Ring. Also, who could forget the other nods to Diggle’s actual name being John Stewart?

While this makes sense there is another former Arrow star who wants the Green Lantern role and many think he would be a great choice: Michael Jai White.

I agree with many fans thinking that Michael Jai White would make a great John Stewart. Here is why.

Previous Interest

This is not the first time Michael Jai White has voiced his interest for the role of John Stewart. This past October the actor made an Instagram post with fan art depicting him as Green Lantern and his wife as Vixen. As you can see not only is he a fan favorite, but he would gladly welcome the opportunity to don the Green Lantern role. Now I know there are many individuals who would welcome the opportunity, but there is another reason why Jai White fits the role.


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Now, I know this is tough because there are a good number of qualified actors with great experience who could do well as John Stewart. Other fan favorites include Idris Elba, John Boyega, Michael B. Jordan and Ricky Whittle to name a few. What I like about Jai White as a possibility is his experience with the genre. His 1997 portrayal of Spawn is where he made his mark in the comic book film realm. Other comic-related characters he has portrayed include Gambol (The Dark Knight), and Jax (Mortal Kombat web series). Jai White also provides the voice acting for Static Shock in Justice League (the animated series). He also already has a connection to Green Lantern by voice acting in the Justice League Heroes video game.

Additionally, his extensive martial arts experience gives him a natural boost when specific stunts are involved. Plus I always enjoy Jai White’s natural disposition which has always resembled John Stewart to me.

Related – Why Is Geoff Johns The Perfect Person For Producing HBO Max’s Green Lantern Series? I LRMornings

Who do you think should play the role of John Stewart? Is Michael Jai White a good choice for the Green Lantern role? Are you looking forward to the HBO Max series? Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!

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