That Tom Cruise fans would love to see him in a superhero film now, goes without saying. Not that Cruise is short of hit franchises what with Mission Impossible, Jack Reacher and the sequel of Top Gun on the way. However he has not done a superhero film so far. But the recent news of him being shortlisted for the role of Green Lantern in Justice League: part two has excited his fans no end.
Though some feel that Tom may not give his nod to a superhero franchise that has multiple star cast. Apart from that Green Lantern itself has been played by Ryan Reynolds in the first installment. Both these factors may discourage Tom from taking up the part.
On the plus side, the franchise is a huge success with the names like DC Comics and Warner Bros. behind it and with most popular superhero characters already taken up by various stars, Green Lantern can be the ideal launch for Tom Cruise in the superhero universe.