Denzel Washington to Play 'Green Lantern' in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN?

Denzel Washington. Photo by Walter McBride.

Nuke the Fridge has heard that Denzel Washington could be tapped to play John Stewart, aka the Green Lantern, in Zach Snyder's upcoming BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN film.

The rumor follows the news that Chris Terrio has signed on to provide an update to David Goyer's script for the movie. The superhero movie re-teams Terrio with Ben Affleck, who is set to play Batman, opposite Henry Cavill.

The project brings Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen, along with some of the other Justice League heroes, including Wonder Woman and possibly The Flash.

Affleck will star as Batman opposite Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. As recently reported, Gal Gadot will also play the iconic Wonder Woman. MAN OF STEEL stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are also set to appear.

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.

Washington will next appear in The Equalizer. His past movie credits include 2 Guns, Flight, Safe House, Unstoppable, The Book of Eli, American Gangster, Inside Man, John Q, Remember the Titans, Philadelphia, Malcolm X and more. The actor is set to appear on Broadway in 2014's A Raisin in the Sun. His other stage credits include Fences, for which he won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Julius Caesar and Checkmates.

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