Coast City. Ferris Air. A man in a bar with a flight jacket and a name tag that reads “Jordan.” For the past few years, “Arrow” has dropped plenty of hints that Green Lantern exists within its universe. However, don’t count on Hal Jordan — or any of the other Green Lanterns — showing up on the show anytime soon. Speaking to CBR at the celebration for “Arrow’s” 100th episode, executive producer Wendy Mericle made it clear that Green Lantern won’t show up anytime soon.
Asked if Carly Pope’s Susan Williams — a character from Green Lantern mythology — was chosen specifically for her connection to the character, Mericle said, “One of the fun parts of the show is that you can put these characters in and the Easter eggs and the fans that know this universe so well respond to it on varying levels of excitement and whatnot, but the thing about her character that’s so intriguing is that it operates on that level. It also operates because she’s someone who’s very intrigued by Oliver, who’s going to uncover some secrets that Oliver has, which is going to be really fun, and is a fun nod to the Green Lantern, who obviously we could never bring on the show.”
But don’t lose hope just yet, Green Lantern fans! When “Arrow” kicked off five years ago, the thought of an interplanetary, inter-dimensional crossover seemed like a stretch, too, and that’s just what we’re getting during The CW’s four-show DCTV crossover this fall. “This is 100% true!” Mericle added when reminded of that fact. “I mean, really Season 6 and on, all bets are off, right?”
For more on “Arrow’s” 100th episode and beyond, check out Mericle’s full interview here.
Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, John Barrowman, Willa Holland and more.
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