Arrow Finale: What That Green Lantern Moment Could Mean For The Future
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Just like that, Arrow, the series that launched a universe of superhero shows on The CW, has come to a close. The series finale gave closure to nearly every character on the show. However, it also teased something that could come in the future.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Arrow series finally, titled "Fadeout." If you haven't watched yet and don't want to be spoiled, walk away now.
In the final minutes of the series finale, Arrow finally paid off a fan theory that's stretched over multiple seasons. As he was packing up his family to move to Metropolis, John Diggle (David Ramsey) was knocked off his feet by a meteor crashing to the Earth. Upon inspecting the crater, he found a box that contained something glowing and green.
While it's not confirmed, this seems to point to Diggle's future as a Green Lantern, which was teased on the show during the Elseworlds crossover. As for what this means for the larger Arrow-verse, that's a bit more complicated.
"This was something that was worked out over a year ahead with DC Entertainment," executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed during a post-screening Q&A. "We very specifically negotiated and discussed the parameters and I feel like, to say anything beyond, you know, what we have showed you would violate our agreement with DC."
However, for those keeping up with what's coming to The CW, it was recently announced that Superman & Lois, a Metropolis-set series about the Man of Steel and the ace reporter, was ordered to series.
With Diggle and his family moving to Metropolis, does that mean we'll see him again? While Guggenheim wouldn't confirm that one way or the other, he explained, "We've actually talked a lot about Diggle's and David's post-Arrow future. We've got some really good ideas. And I'm going to stand pat on that. I will also say David has become a remarkable director. And so we're as interested in him behind the camera as we are in front."
That certainly is not a confirmation, but it's also definitely not a denial. There's also that Green Lantern series being developed by Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti for HBO Max, though it has not been revealed whether or not that particular series is set in the Arrow-verse. Whatever the case, there's hopefully plenty more Diggle (and by extension, Green Lantern) in the future of these shows for years to come.
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