Looks like Ben Affleck is not the only big name interested in the Justice League franchise.
After appearing as the sentry of the rainbow bridge in 'Thor: The Dark World; it looks as though Idris Elba is keen on a DC role… and he'd apparently like to play the Green Lantern.
It seems Idris Elba is really getting around - after starring as Heimdall in this year's 'Thor' sequel, it turns out that he was also up for the role of Luke Cage in the unfortunately defunct movie adaptation. But now the man himself reveals he wouldn't mind taking on a DC role… and he might have the Green Lantern in his sights.
It's no secret that comic book fans have a tendency to create some interesting fan art… but it's not very often you get to see stars such as Elba respond to them. But taking to twitter, he decided to retweet a rather cool-looking image of himself as the Green Lantern. And he definitely looks rather keen.
"Thank you baby love," he said to the original poster. "I like this idea…"
The image above shows us exactly how Idris Elba would look if he eventually took to the Green Lantern costume. And honestly, I think he looks pretty awesome. But could Warner Bros. go down this road in preparation for the rumoured Justice League movie?
If you ask me, it certainly makes a lot of sense.
Let's face it - the 2011 'Green Lantern' movie wasn't exactly brilliant. Starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, it's fairly obvious that if they want to include the Green Lantern in the ranks of the Justice League, they're going to have to do something about the rather dodgy legacy this film has left behind. But is a reboot such a good idea so soon after the original film?
Perhaps they'd be better served by shifting the story further along…. replacing Hal Jordan with the later Green Lantern hero, John Stewart. And if you ask me, Idris Elba would make an excellent choice for the role.
Will Warner Bros. go down this route? We'll have to wait and see… but I get the feeling Elba may get a call if they do.
What do you think of this cool piece of fan art? Would Idris Elba make a good Green Lantern? Let us know what you think in the comments below…
Ryan Lestonis a comic book movie geek from Cardiff who can't wait to hear more about the rumoured Justice League movie. His favourite DC film is The Dark Knight and he was hugely impressed with Henry Cavill as Superman. FollowRyan LestononTwitterorFacebook.
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