Christopher Nolan Thinks John David Washington Would Be An “Excellent” Green Lantern

Ever since The Dark Knight Rises, some have wondered if Christopher Nolan would ever venture back into the realm of superheroes. He hasn’t shown any desire to do it, choosing instead to make blockbusters of increasing size and scope, but could a reunion with his Tenet star John David Washington be the convincer?

In a recent interview, Washington was asked if he’d ever be open to playing the John Stewart version of Green Lantern, a hero many have wanted to see on the big screen. When pressed, Washington responded “Ask him!”, pointing to Nolan.

At this, Nolan replied with “I think my DC days are over. I think [Washington] would be an excellent choice. He certainly gets my vote.”

It’s worth noting that Nolan said his “DC days are over”, and not his days making superhero movies. Marvel, are you listening?

Anyway, if John Stewart GL is ever going to happen, Washington would have to be high up there as a candidate. He’s young, cool, and as Tenet shows he definitely has the physicality to play the emerald knight.

Tenet is in theaters now. Check out my review plus my own interview with Nolan and Washington.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.