Is Dwayne Johnson the new Green Lantern? It certainly looks that way according to the former wrestler’s various social media accounts. The man formerly known as The Rock has now written two messages that hint he is set to replace Ryan Reynolds in the role.
Johnson has already confirmed that he is going to make a DC Comics movie with Warner Bros. after he told his legion of Twitter fans about the news last December.
Movie aficionados have spent the last few weeks speculating about which beloved comic character he is going to portray. But now an Insagram post that Johnson uploaded last November might have revealed that he is going to play John Stewart, aka the Green Lantern.
The social media message included the hashtag, #JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss:
Included in Johnson’s post, which was actually a tribute to his former assistant, Hiram Garcia, who has worked his way up to be a Hollywood producer, was the text:
“Known this beast since he was 15. I was on the football field playing for Miami, he was leading the Hurricanes marching band as Drum Major. He spent years of working on my WWE story lines & Rock monologues.
Then years of being on every movie set with me learning the film business from top to bottom. Today, he’s one of the best and most sought after producers in Hollywood.
Brilliant, relentless and one big motherf****r! Proud of you brother & thank you for all the hard work.
#ProducerHiram #TeamRock #JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss”
After reading about this rumor, The Rock took to his Twitter account to tell IGN:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 5, 2014
On New Year’s Eve, The Rock teased about his big meeting with DC, revealing that they were set to collaborate on an exciting new project:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 31, 2013
Of course, neither Johnson nor DC have confirmed that the muscle-bound thespian will feature in the studio’s cinematic universe.
But The Rock’s latest messages have certainly increased chatter over whether he might appear in Batman vs Superman as the Green Lantern alongside Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jesse Eisenberg. Others have predicted that he won’t make his debut as Stewart until the expected Justice League movie.
However, there could be another reason for The Rock’s vague remarks. Johnson might simply be trying to distance himself from the part by bluffing Twitter users with his statements, and he could be in line for another DC character. You can expect an announcement from either DC or Johnson in the near future over his expected involvement.