Common Still Considering Role in “Green Latern”

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rapper, actor Common, still considers himself highly interested in the role of John Stewart also know as Green Latern despite rumors of choosing him fading away ever since it was announced years prior to 2015. The Academy award winner spoke honestly about the role, giving his thoughts on what being an African American would mean for the role. “It would be great for the world to see” he says.

During an interview with, Common went on to explain his opinion when it comes to small amount of African-American superheroes that make it to the big screen.

“We rarely see African-American superheroes or people of color as a superhero. I think it would be great for the world to see, for all nationalities to see a person of color as a superhero, too.” he stated.

Common continued on to discuss his thought process behind studying for the role of Green Latern, stating, “Even the pre-production of getting the ‘go’ and studying Green Lantern. John Stewart is from Detroit, so he was this guy that was really for the community, and I really related to that. He used his powers to help people in the community. I was like, ‘Man, I’m going to be John Stewart, the Green Lantern!’ Unfortunately, it didn’t happen at that time. But maybe the possibility is that it could. I would love to.” he says, according to

Regardless of whether or not his interest will spark him landing the role, there’s no denying that Common has serious acting chops with roles in films such “American Gangster” and “Just Wright”. Most notably, the film, “Selma”, which granted him his Academy award win for “Best Original Song.”


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