Black Adam star Aldis Hodge has already appeared in a DC project, but if he had his way, he would be the DC Universe‘s new Green Lantern.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, Hodge said that he would be “open for whatever” James Gunn might want him to do in any future DC Studios project, but if he had his pick of the litter, he would be the one stepping into the Green Lantern suit as John Stewart.
“I would love to live out the rest of the legacy of Hawkman because we had some amazing plans for him,” said Hodge. “But also, with John Stewart in sort of a live-action capacity. I mean, I’ve voiced John Stewart in the animated space for years now. Few years. Phil LaMarr passed the baton. Shout-out to Phil because I’m a big fan of his work. But if that became a film adaptation, absolutely. I mean, that was one of my dreams growing up was to be John Stewart in live-action. So yeah.”
Hodge has a history playing Green Lantern
Hodge is actually no stranger to playing Green Lantern, having voiced John Stewart in two Tomorrowverse animated films — Green Lantern: Beware My Power (2022) and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One. Hodge is also expected to reprise the role in the forthcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths sequels.
Unlike the DC Extended Universe, which never fully explored the Green Lantern mythos, the beloved cosmic superheroes are expected to play a major role in the DCU. In addition to Nathan Fillion’s casting as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern in Superman: Legacy, Gunn is developing the Max series Lanterns, which will feature Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart in “a True Detective-type mystery” involving an “ancient horror on Earth.”
Lanterns remains without a release date at this time.