The Rock hints at possible Green Lantern role

We've known since the beginning of the year that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been in talks with Warner Bros. over a possible DC movie role .

And now it looks like everyone's favourite mega-muscled leading man may have given the game away.

An Instagram post from back in November uses the hashtag #JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss.

It's a hashtag that's inoccuous to the masses, that is until you realise that John Stewart is the name of one of the DC comic universe's three most prominent Green Lanterns.

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And while The Rock quickly tweeted a riposte aimed to deflect attention from the story, a Superman/JLA-related hashtag is a little too intriguing to completely ignore.

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Due to the limp critical and commercial performance of 2011's sci-fi fantasy flick, it's unlikely that Ryan Reynolds will be recalled to reprise the role of Green Lantern Hal Jordan, so it's not too much of a stretch to surmise that DC will opt for another Lantern protagonist.

Add to that the rumours that DC could shoot a Justice League movie back-to-back with Batman vs Superman , the recent casting of Wonder Woman and rumours that even The Flash could make an appearance in Man of Steel 2 , and The Rock's Superman/JLA-related post doesn't seem so left-field.