Green Lantern to join Arrow?

Over the past few weeks we’ve heard a lot from the cast and crew of Arrow suggesting that the second season of The CW’s hit superhero show will see the introduction of several big name characters from the pages of DC Comics – some of which, according to leading man Stephen Amell, are “like more familiar than Green Arrow.” Now, during an interview with Flicks and the City, new season two regular Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) has reiterated that, as well as narrowing down the list of possible contenders considerably.

“There’s going to be some new characters, I’m sure you guys have read, that are going to be joining, some very very well known characters that have been in prior movies so I think it’s going to be exciting to see,” states Haynes, who plays the character Roy Harper. “I think it’s going to be exciting to see who they cast as those people or if they can get some of the people from the actual movies that have played them.”

Now, we know that any and all characters relating to Batman and Superman are off-limits to the show’s producers for the foreseeable future, so don’t expect to see Henry Cavill donning the cape for a small screen cameo. Looking beyond that, the only character with recent movie experience who could be described as better-known than Green Arrow is that of Hal Jordan, a.k.a. Green Lantern, who was portrayed by Ryan Reynolds back in the 2011 movie.

Adding some credence to the possibility is the fact that executive producer Marc Guggenheim (who happened to script Green Lantern alongside fellow Arrow producer Greg Berlanti) included a nod to Ferris Air in the season one finale of Arrow, and has previously spoken about the possibility of introducing the Hal Jordan: “[A Green Lantern appearance] is certainly something that we’ve talked about. As with all DC characters, we have to figure out a way for those characters to fit within our Arrow universe, but when you consider the importance that Hal Jordan plays in the Green Arrow comics, it’s certainly one of those names that we’ve discussed a great deal. I have Ryan Reynolds’ phone number around here somewhere.”

Naturally it remains to be seen whether Reynolds would be interested in reprising the role for the small screen, or indeed, whether Warner Bros. would allow the show’s producers to tie the series into its fledgling DC movie universe. Still, there’s always the option of going with another Green Lantern such as John Stewart, Guy Gardner or even the New 52’s Simon Baz…

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  • Hannibal King

    Are you kidding me? As if Reynolds would reprise his role for a tv stint after that flop.

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      They could just as easily use Green Lantern without Reynolds.

      • kyle

        I would love to see Reynolds as GL in arrow

        • Hannibal King

          Dont get me wrong, it would be fun to see him in the show, I just dont see it happen for a film actor a, and b green lantern flopped so it would be weird for him to do it. Dont think he would want anything to do with it anymore.

          • HolyFranchiseBatman!

            He might be grateful for it if the talk of a $15 million opening weekend for R.I.P.D. is true. But joking aside, I can’t see it happening. I don’t think WB would want to tie its movies into a TV series

          • anghus

            Hasn’t the world already declared their ambivalence towards Ryan Reynolds?

          • Hannibal King

            Its tracking 15 mil?? Ouch! They guy cant seem to get a break!

    • Arby

      Reynolds wasn’t the problem. His boss was the problem and the fact that movie makers never, never get fired is the problem.

  • Xander Lewis

    Ryan Reynolds wasn’t the problem with gl he’s a great actor it was the poor writing n crappy effects wb just didint have there shit together n it went to crap Ryan was a good Hal Jordan but the you can’t turn a turd into gold