A long-time fan favorite actor choice for John Stewart sparks new interest in him being cast in James Gunn’s DC Universe as an iconic Green Lantern.
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- Sterling K. Brown is a fan of the Justice League cartoon and found representation in seeing a Black Green Lantern, John Stewart.
- He expressed excitement at the possibility of playing John in the DC Universe and how it would resonate with his kids.
- Brown feels a personal connection to the character and feels it would be a genuinely thrilling opportunity if it were to happen.
This is Us star Sterling K. Brown chimes in on possibly joining James Gunn’s DC Universe as John Stewart in the Lanterns TV show.
In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Brown was asked about whether or not he would still be interested in playing Stewart, with James Gunn now running DC Studios. After discussing the fact that one of the Green Lanterns has already been cast, Brown shared the following about possibly playing John Stewart in the DC Universe:
I watched that Justice League cartoon religiously in like high school, college right after, etc. It was dope. Seeing John Stewart, knowing that there was a black Green Lantern was something like in terms of representation, was like ‘Oh Man! There’s a space for me in this world and I see it.’ And when I looked [at the cartoon], I would think, ‘I kind of look like this dude.’ If it could happen, that would be legitimately exciting. That would be one of those giddy-inducing moments in life because my kids would get it, without me having to explain it to them.
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