DCU Fans Rally Behind Star Wars Actor to Play Green Lantern in Rebooted Franchise

Green Lantern
Credit: WB

Green Lantern
Credit: WB

It already feels like forever since we last saw John Boyega in a major film franchise and after his involvement in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the British-Nigerian actor has seemingly shied away from taking on high-profile roles. Despite that, Boyega's name has constantly been thrown out in fan-castings for both Marvel and DC with many convinced that he'd be a good fit for the superhero genre.

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Now, the Finn actor is once again sparking support from comic book diehards after his recent social media post. It turns out that the 30-year-old star is also keeping up with the latest releases from the beloved genre and on Twitter, he took the time to laud DC's The Flash after it released its epic Super Bowl LVII trailer.

After seeing the action-packed teaser of the multiversal film, John voiced his support for the Ezra Miller-led project and wrote: "That Flash trailer is amazing! Alright DC!"

Naturally, this led to fans campaigning for Boyega to appear in a DCU project under the James Gunn and Peter Safran regime. While he's already no stranger to DC fan casts, many within the fandom believe he's the perfect choice to play John Stewart in the rebooted franchise. Check out some of the tweets below:

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I think we can all agree that Boyega would be a massive acquisition for Gunn and Safran and a fine addition to the DC Universe. Considering he's just in his early 30s, he's definitely an actor who they can build the reboot franchise around along with other younger stars. Of course, the ball is still in DCU's court so I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

The DCU's first chapter will kick off with Superman: Legacy, hitting cinemas on July 11, 2025.

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