Common is Green Lantern

February 14, 2008 0

common_green_lantern_comic Common is Green Lantern
After months and months of speculation, Common has finally verbally confirmed to MTV that he will be playing The Green Lantern in the recently postponed Justice League of America movie. Rumors around Hollywood were that Common was always the leading candidate but that Tyrese was in the running as well. Now we can finally put this issue to rest. “It’s a blessing really, to know that I could potentially be this superhero,” Common told MTV. “justice League itself is an honor, and Green Lantern is an incredible character to play. It’s a blessing to be associated with it.”

As we reported last month, the Justice League of America film crew was busy in Australia getting ready for pre-production when the plug was pulled on the project by Warner Brothers. Some speculate it is due to the WGA Writer’s Strike but there have been rumors of script revisions, casting issues and even tax issues with filming in Australia. Regardless, the film will still be made but it’s just a question of when. And at least the strike is just about over. In the meantime there will be no shortage of Common in theaters as he is starring in the police crime thriller Street Kings in April and the action film Wanted in June.

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