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Denzel Washington courted to play Green Lantern

By AFP RelaxNewsMovies - 02 January 2014 6:13 PM | Updated 6:13 PM

Denzel Washington courted to play Green Lantern

The actor is reportedly being courted to play the superhero in 'Batman vs. Superman'.

According to, Warner Bros has its sights on Denzel Washington for the role of John Stewart, an ordinary man who becomes a member of the intergalactic police known as the Green Lanterns.

John Stewart aka Green Lantern. Photo: DC

If he accepts the role, Washington will follow in the footsteps of Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian actor who played Hal Jordan, another Green Lantern, in the 2011 film on the superhero.

Wonder Woman, to be played by Gal Gadot, is the only other superhero whose appearance alongside the titular characters of 'Batman vs. Superman' has been officially confirmed.

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will portray the superheroes of Gotham City and Metropolis, facing off against one another for the first time.

Zack Snyder will direct the blockbuster, which is slated to arrive in theaters in mid-July 2015.