Growing up in Watts, a notoriously rough area of Los Angeles, chiseled and handsome African-American singer-actor-model Tyrese Gibson had the big dream to be a garbage man when he grew up. By the age of fourteen, his singing talent had been discovered and soon all hopes for a career in sanitation would be left behind for a shot at stardom. Trying out for a commercial at age sixteen, Gibson almost blew the audition by arriving late. After hearing a few bars of his singing, producers were won over and cast the young hopeful as the new face of Coca-Cola with a memorable city bus-set spot that showcased his impressive pipes. In 1996 at age seventeen, the tall, muscular and striking Gibson began modeling and also made his TV debut on an episode of the ABC series "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper". Guest shots on "Martin" (Fox, 1997) "The Parent 'Hood" and "Sister, Sister" (both The WB, 1998) followed, as did a record contract with RCA, which led to the release of his debut album "Tyrese" (1998). The smooth R&B crooner won over many fans with his first effort, selling enough units to be certified platinum. In 1999, Gibson replaced Bill Bellamy as host of "MTV Jams", appearing daily on the small screen to present the "MTV Jams Countdown".
His ease on camera didn't go unnoticed by the industry, which was no doubt searching for projects to attract the good-looking hot property. John Singleton's "Baby Boy" (2000) won out. A gritty drama starring Gibson as the titular immature young player with two children by two different women, "Baby Boy" would challenge the performer to rise to the formidable task of carrying the lead in a film on his first time out. With his sophomore album "2000 Watts" climbing the charts in 2001, Gibson cut a track with "Baby Boy" co-star Snoop Dogg, who collaborated on the soundtrack's lead off single "I'm Just a Baby Boy". Determined to keep music and his community service projects (Gibson founded the 2000 Watts Foundation, an organization created to better his hometown and provide opportunities to its young citizens) at the fore, Gibson would likely not be discouraged if his performance in "Baby Boy" led to the end of his acting career. If instead he lived up to the production's high expectations, this triple threat could prove an unstoppable force in entertainment.
In 2003 Singleton again tapped Gibson to star opposite Paul Walker in "2 Fast, 2 Furious," the sequel to "The Fast and the Furious" (without the first film's breakout star Vin Diesel or original helmer Rob Cohen). After a supporting turn in the military action remake "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004), Gibson reteamed with Singelton again to play one of four troubed foster brothers seeking to avenge the mysterious murder of their adoptive mother in the hard-edged, but sometimes implausible, revenge thriller "Four Brothers" (2005).
Last month, a rumor surfaced that Green Lantern Corps. will feature both Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with Chris Pine reportedly attached to play Hal Jordan and Tyrese Gibson playing John Stewart. Some believed that Warner Bros. was going to announce the casting at Comic-Con earlier this month, but that never happened. Do you think Tyrese Gibson is the perfect choice for John Stewart?
Green Lantern Corps. comes to theaters June 19th, 2020.Read More
During the epic DC and Warner Bros. panel in Hall H at Comic-Con, an early rumor was confirmed when it was announced that the upcoming Green Lantern reboot is officially titled Green Lantern Corps. Nothing further was revealed about the movie, and no casting was announced. This makes sense, as the film isn't scheduled to hit theaters until June 2020. That's a full five years away.
Still, many thought a Green Lantern actor would be announced at Warner Bros.' epic event, which did tease both of next year's big DC releases, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, with never-before-seen footage (which may or may not be available on the internet in the very near future). An earlier report claimed that both John Stewart and Hal Jordan will headline this sci-fi superhero adventure. And it has been widely rumored that these characters will be played by Tyrese Gibson and Chris Pine, respectively.Read More
It's unclear if Tyrese Gibson is just messing with people's minds, or if he knows something the rest of us don't. He has shared on Instagram a new piece of fan art that depicts himself as Green Lantern, John Stewart, and next to him is Chris Pine as Hal Jordan. This, of course, feeds into the swirl of recent rumors on the Internet in regards to DC Comics planned reboot. Will both actors be announced soon? Is this part of DC and Warner Bros. plans for Comic-Con 2015?
The Green Lantern (Reboot) rumors have been two fold as of late. Earlier in the week it was reported that this new take on the popular DC comic book won't just revolve around a single Green Lantern. In an attempt to distance itself from the 2011 bomb, it will go in a different direction and bring in both Hal Jordan and John Stewart. Not only that, the movie also plans to utilize a third human Green Lantern by introducing Guy Gardner to the big screen. The story is said to be about the Green Lantern Corps, and their place in the DC Cinematic Universe. One or more of the 'human' Lanterns will first be introduced in Justice League Part 1 or Justice League Part 2, as they come to warn earth about a threat from deep space. But who will be part of Justice League? Tyrese Gibson or Chris Pine?Read More