The Rock hints that he’ll play the Green Lantern?

Ryan Leston
Yahoo Contributor Network3 February 2014
The Rock hints that he’ll play the Green Lantern?
Has The Rock hinted at a Green Lantern appearance?

COMMENT | After plenty of speculation it looks as though Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson may have already teased his appearance as the Green Lantern.

The 41-year-old wrestler-turned-actor has been rumoured for a part in the upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman' for some time - most speculating that he could be up for the role of the Green Lantern (aka John Stewart). And while that's quickly become a fan-favourite, it seems the man himself may have already teased an appearance as DC's Green Lantern some months ago.

[Bill Murray as Batman?]

In a rather innocent Instagram image, The Rock is pictured alongside friend and producer Hiram Garcia… but the picture isn't quite as important as the hashtags that go along with it.

"#TeamRock #JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss"

Now, this is far from a confirmation that The Rock will be playing the Green Lantern… but it certainly hints towards it. And that tallies with a lot of the rumours we've been seeing over the last few months.

It all began with a tweet from The Rock, explaining that he'd been in for a talk with Warner Bros… and speculation quickly turned to the Green Lantern.

We just had a big meeting w/ Warner Bros CEO re: @DCComics 2014 we will partner up and create the cool bad assery. #RockTalk @ActionTilson

- Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 31, 2013

Of course, the mention of DC Comics made it an easy connection to make… and the mention of '2014' could put The Rock in line for a Green Lantern cameo in the upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman'. But it certainly doesn't end there.

[Batman vs. Superman: Jeremy Irons cast as Alfred]

It wasn't long before Peter Georgiou of ThinkMcFlyThink revealed what he'd been hearing behind the scenes…

Rumor: I didn't hear this directly, but it's floating around behind the scenes in the industry: @TheRock is up for JoHn Stewart. Shrugs.

- Peter Georgiou (@Peterg_TMT) January 2, 2014

Again, none of this is an official confirmation… but it certainly builds up a picture that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson might just appear as the Green Lantern. And if you ask me, it's becoming more and more likely as the weeks draw on. We've seen The Rock himself hint at the role multiple times via Instagram and twitter. And perhaps it's time for Warner Bros. to let the cat out of the bag.

But will he appear in 'Batman vs. Superman'? For now, we'll have to wait and see.

Will Dwayne Johnson star as the Green Lantern? Will he make his first appearance in 'Batman vs. Superman'? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is 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. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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