We’re officially into 2014 which means that Zack Snyder and Warner Bros will be launching into production on the tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman and while a ton of casting dominos fell in 2013, another one may be falling shortly in 2014. Peter Georgiou from Think McFly Think is passing along a rumor that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could be up for the role of Green Lantern in Batman vs. Superman.
Georgiou cautions that he’s not directly reporting something that was told to him, rather a second-hand rumor that might likely be nothing but smoke.
Rumor: I didn’t hear this directly, but it’s floating around behind the scenes in the industry: @TheRock is up for Jon Stewart. Shrugs.
— Peter Georgiou (@Peterg_TMT) January 2, 2014
Still, this is something to consider as just the past weekend, Johnson heavily teased involvement in a DC project that is being worked on. This of course could just be Johnson trolling us all to make fun of the roundabout way Fast 7 co-star Vin Diesel lead fans on about being involved with Marvel.
Fans might not be so warm to brining in Johnson to a world that is considered darker and grittier than that of Marvel. The internet cynics have already thrown their hands up after Ben Affleck was cast as Batman and may be welcoming something potentially destructive like casting Johnson as Green Lantern.
Either way, the Johnson rumors and the Denzel Washington rumors do point to one thing we can all get onboard with — Green Lantern will likely be in Batman vs. Superman which means a Justice League movie is no doubt in the works.