When you get to the age and status of Laurence Fishburne, you can afford to be honest in interviews.
Case in point is a recent piece in the LA Times, wherein Fishburne pretty much confirmed what box-office analysts and anyone with a pair of eyes and a brainstem knows - Disney's Marvel has been solidly beating the crap out of Warners' DC. As it turns out, Fishburne is a major aficionado of comic books, saying that he's been waiting "35 years for these (characters) to show up on the screen. What were they doing over there? Marvel has been kicking their ass."
"This is the comic-book geek in me, who has a collection of comic books. I’ve been waiting to see these people on-screen forever."
Fishburne made the comments when asked about his involvement in Justice League, which he was fairly nonchalant about. Fishburne played Daily Planet editor Perry White in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but won't be appearing in Justice League this year.
"They asked me to come for a day, but I couldn’t work it out, schedule-wise. And really, what do you need the newspaperman in Justice League for? You want to see the Flash. You want to see Aquaman. You want to see Wonder Woman. You want to see the Lantern."
Whatever about Wonder Woman, The Flash or Aquaman, Green Lantern has yet to be officially cast. Could it be that they've finally picked out who's going to play him? Speculate wildly in the comments, folks.
Justice League hits Irish cinemas on November 17th of this year.
Via LA Times