Is Green Lantern Coming to Arrow?
Stephen Amell, Ryan Reynolds | Photo Credits: CW; Warner Bros. Entertainment
Oliver Queen might not be the only green superhero on Arrow.
As The CW's super series heads towards its first season finale, Oliver (Stephen Amell) will work against the clock during the island flashbacks to prevent Fyers (Sebastian Dunn) from fulfilling his mission of shooting down a Ferris Air jetliner. Yes, the same Ferris Air that's generally equated to Hal Jordan's Green Lantern.
Even though producers have vowed to keep the world of Arrow grounded in realism — don't expect an appearance from the high-flying Superman anytime soon — the possibility of introducing Green Lantern isn't so far-fetched since Arrow executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti wrote the screenplay for 2011's Green Lantern.
Though Arrow writer Ben Sokolowski initially pitched the idea of the nod to the other emerald DC Comics character — who is also a member of the Justice League and has teamed up with Green Arrow in several comic storylines — Guggenheim says it really spoke to him because of his connection to the film. "If all goes according to plan, when you see the Ferris Air logo later in the season, it will be the same logo that we established in the movie. I like tips of the hat."
But before fan boys get too excited, Guggenheim admits that the world of Arrow does not take place in the same universe as the Green Lantern film. Still, he doesn't rule out possibly meeting Hal Jordan or Carol Ferris, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, respectively, in the film. "I would never say never," he says. "It's certainly something that we've talked about.
"As with all DC characters, we have to figure out a way for those characters to fit within our Arrow universe," he continues. "But when you consider the importance that Hal Jordan plays in the Green Arrow comics, it's certainly one of those names that we've discussed a great deal. I have Ryan Reynolds' phone number around here somewhere."
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Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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