David Ramsey Addresses the Reality of Bringing Green Lantern to TV
Although David Ramsey’s John Diggle was a character created for Arrow, fans have long speculated that he may in fact be John Stewart, one of the Green Lanterns of Earth. The producers of Arrow played up on that theory during the Elseworlds crossover when John Wesley Shipp’s Flash recognized Diggle as the counterpart of Stewart. But according to Ramsey, these nods to Green Lantern may not ever get a true pay off.
While speaking with ComicBook.com, Ramsey explained some of the issues that are keeping Green Lantern away from television screens.
“[Marc Guggenheim has] been incredibly forthright with letting me know the plan, and letting me know some of the politics behind it,” said Ramsey. “Green Lantern is a tremendously large property, and it’s not easily done. If it was done on TV, imagine the cost. So it’s one of those things where it’s going to take a great deal of preparation if and when it’s ever done.”
The Arrowverse has made a few overt references to Ferris Air, the employer of Green Lantern Hal Jordan. In the first season of The Flash, Jordan’s disappearance was alluded to by Barry Allen himself. We can probably assume that Jordan was chosen to be a Green Lantern and whisked away to Oa. He simply has yet to return to Earth in this reality. It’s also worth noting that the prime Arrowverse Earth is also lacking a Superman and Supergirl. However, the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover could combine the various worlds as it did in the comics.
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