For years, Arrow has been teasing a connection between John Diggle (David Ramsey) and the Green Lanterns, continuously hinting to fans that Diggle will one day don the ring. With Arrow coming to a close, the show is running out of time to address the issue. However, Ramsey is confident that the series will offer fans some closure regarding this theory before the final credits hit the screen.
"Ultimately, I think we have to find out what’s going on with Green Lantern," Ramsey said in an interview with Collider. "We’ve been teasing that since Season 2 or 3. It’s been a crazy amount of time, so we have to put a button on that, and from what I’m hearing, we will."
Ramsey continued saying that he has been dying for answers on the question himself, and that co-creators Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti have been very open with him about the entire process.
"By the time any show is up on television, there have been literally thousands of hoops that have been jumped through. It doesn’t happen arbitrarily," he said. "There’s been a tremendous amount of logistics and moving parts that have come together, to make this one show happen. How Greg has duplicated that, over and over and over and over, and 18 times over again, has just been incredible. But he and Marc and Beth [Schwartz] have been very forthright about what they want to do with that whole possible mythos, with Green Lantern. So, if it had not been for them, yes, I’d probably be pulling my hair out, what little I have, and saying, “What’s going on, guys?,” but they’ve been very honest about it."
Ramsey also referenced the politics of the character, most likely referring to the DC policy that does not allow the Arrowverse to use characters that are better suited for a movie in the DC Extended Universe (with the exception of The Flash). This was the reason why the Suicide Squad was killed off on Arrow and why Batman has never appeared, despite being referenced multiple times.
The last time a Green Lantern reference was made on Arrow was during the "Elseworlds" crossover, where the Flash of Earth-90 (John Wesley Shipp) asked, "John, where's your ring?"
Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Katie Cassidy as Black Siren, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke and Ben Lewis as William Clayton-Queen.
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