The other day we told you of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson's tweet about a deal with DC/Warner Bros. Unfortunately, he didn't offer any more information than that and it of course started the speculation. So far some popular guesses have been Lobo, Black Adam, Lex Luthor, and now John Stewart's Green Lantern is taking the lead with ThinkMcFlyThink saying it's "floating around 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
If that doesn't sound like a sure thing, I don't know what does. Seriously, he has no direct source and is just sharing what he's hearing from inside the industry - which could just be industry people speculating like fans are. Probably why he tweeted it instead of did a big write up on it. But when you have a lot of followers on twitter, it's going to start floating around more than just behind the scenes now, so we like to chime in and say: sure, it's as good a theory as most of the other popular guesses, but no where close to winning anyone scoop points. So as you see this story popping up, don't get too excited yet.
Personally, I'm not sure how I feel about the Rock as John Stewart. Not to say he couldn't handle the role or even do quite well, but after the whole Ryan Reynolds thing, perhaps DC thinks they are going to need a big name to carry on with a solo Green Lantern movie after Batman/Superman.
I still like the idea of casting a big guy like The Rock or Jason Mamoa for Lex Luthor. Past Superman movies have dropped the ball on Lex by always casting him as some old guy, when in the comics and cartoons he is as physically powerful (within human means) as he is mentally. For a character that is essentially an evil Bruce Wayne, casting him like that would be a good fit for a Superman movie that's going to have Batman in it this time.