Arrow Boss Previews Series Finale, Whether Green Lantern Will Appear
Is Diggle getting a Green Lantern ring?
As production on the final season of Arrow rolls on, the end of the series is in sight. The CW series that launched a universe of superhero TV shows is ready to go out with a bang, though how it's going to do that remains a mystery.
There's one thing executive producer Marc Guggenheim cleared up after a panel for the show at the TCA press tour, though. The final episodes of Arrow will not be tied up in the fallout of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover that will help close the series out.
"I would say Episode 9 is very specific. We know exactly what happens in it. It's not related to the crossover," Guggenheim explained to a small group of press. "And it's too early for me to talk about exactly what that episode is. But it's, you know, if we do it right, it'll be really special. And then Episode 10 will be a proper series finale."
This should be good news for fans who were less than enthused when Arrow's 100th episode fell right in the middle of the 2016 Invasion crossover event. Instead of being too deeply entrenched in Crisis, Arrow will instead get to end on its own terms. The even more exciting news is about what one of those terms will be.
There's been plenty of fan speculation about John Diggle (David Ramsey) ending up as the Green Lantern in the Arrow-verse. Then, in 2018's Elseworlds crossover event, the show directly referenced a possible connection between the two characters. While the chances of a full-blown Green Lantern series starring Ramsey are slim at best, Arrow isn't done having a bit of fun with the possibility.
"We've got we have a very specific moment in mind for the series finale, that our hope is it'll be satisfying to the fans, without getting me in trouble with my bosses at Warner Brothers," Guggenheim teased of Diggle's connection to Green Lantern.
Arrow returns to The CW on October 15.