Arrow/Green lantern Crossover? Wait what!?
By Chris Murray
Picture this. Green Arrow teaming up with Green Lantern Corps member John Stewart. Sounds both crazy and awesome right?
In the comic's this is something that is very much possible. In fact, It's already happened on more than a few occasions. In CW Network's "Arrow" series though? Surely not. Well, due to a tid bit of information from Arrow's own John Diggle played by David Ramsey, this could be more likely than was ever anticipated.
I KNOW RIGHT!
Over the past week or so, rumours started to spread that if asked, David Ramsey would be up for playing Green Lantern member John Stewart. During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, he may have suggested this might be a little more true.
“Is John Diggle John Stewart? I cannot say “yes,” and I cannot say, “no.” I’m serious! I do know that there is serious discussion about whether or not this guy becomes John Stewart. But, I mean, I’ll say this: it is top secret. I’ve asked them – David Ramsey has asked them – and they’re like, “we’re working on some stuff.” If that’s the case, it’s gonna be huge. This is the stuff they want to avoid. I think they don’t want anybody to know yet and they haven’t even told me. But they have told me that they are thinking about it and that they are considering it. But they’re not going to release anything yet. That’s exactly what they told me. Greg Berlanti told me that. Andrew [Kreisberg] and Marc [Guggenheim] have told me that. I haven’t spoken to Geoff Johns about it. But that’s the word from people directly involved in Arrow- that they’re working on something. “Here’s the truth of it: if I knew, I would tell you I know the answer to that, but I’m not at liberty to tell you that. I would answer like that. I probably wouldn't’t tell you anyway, but I would at least tell you that I know. I honestly do not know.”
I'll give you a couple of minutes for this to sink in…
There are a few things to note here though. Both Diggle and Stewart come from a military background and both have a no nonsense kind of attitude. Thats all good and well.
However, Diggle’s character was created specifically for the show and named after "Andy Diggle" a famed Green Arrow comic book writer. If they decide to change the name all of a sudden, this might be seen as a somewhat of a middle finger in the eye's of some fans. The second part to this is how recent the John Diggle character is to the page's of the DC comic's. As John Stewart is a well documented character in the DCU already, this could confirm, both Stewart and Diggle are In fact two separate characters.
But that's not to say this will never happen. If this is In fact the intended development of this character then that's pretty damn awesome! The possibilities with this are endless. Remember when we met Barry Allen for the first time on the show? He now has his own spin off series. I don't know about you, but I'd be MORE! than happy to see a Green Lantern spin off show of the same calibre of both Arrow and The Flash. Super Girl is already in development too, potentially opening up the cosmic aspects of the DC Universe, so why not this!?
I guess we'll just have to play the waiting game for this one.
Part two of season three of Arrow starts at 8pm on Sky 1 on the 12th of February.