Oliver Queen has made his curtain call, both within the show and the show itself bowing out of The CW’s television lineup. Arrow has been on the air for eight seasons and in its finale teased something major for DC fans.
Arrow’s final episode was aired last Tuesday and was nothing short of tear-jerking especially for fans who had been in the journey since day one. Stephen Amell played the stoic and always dependable Green Arrow, the titular character of the show that has pretty much birthed the so-called Arrowverse, DC’s television universe that expanded into a bunch of shows that are now interconnected thanks to their recent crossover ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ where all the heroes (and villains) of the other DC shows on the CW fought side by side to prevent the utter destruction of the universe against the Anti-Monitor.
CW’s superhero show collection has been expanding steadily in the past few years, with The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and just late last year, Batwoman, there might be another addition on the horizon. A hero that wields a glowing green ring of unthinkable power.
Did you guess it? That’s right. John Diggle played by David Ramsey who has been Oliver Queen’s right hand all throughout the series, who even dawned the Green Arrow himself at a point, was seen grieving from the loss of his close friend was nearly hit by a thunderous crash that shocked the ex-military man. What nearly hit him? A small container that contains an accessory with a green glow.
You don’t have to be a mathematician to put two and two together to realize that this is probably the Green Lantern’s ring of power. The thing is, Diggle’s story arcs aren’t parallel to any traditional Green Lantern story nor any mythology from the DC comics which will be interesting on how they’ll transition him into the Green Lantern.
Speculation is Diggle’s resemblance to the John Stewart iteration of the Lantern, according to several fans after seeing the scene in Arrow.
Marc Guggenheim, Arrow’s showrunner talked to Deadline about the decision to do the mysterious scene. Guggenheim explained that it was something that they were working on for a couple of years now and that they knew this was what they were going to do with it. The showrunner also expounded that he thought it made sense to do the scene in Arrow’s finale because even if the show has ended, the characters are still alive and that they continue on.
“One of the things we wanted to do with the finale was to give you a sense as to what their post-show trajectories would be. And certainly, Diggle’s is probably the most intriguing.” said the showrunner.
Will Diggle become the CW and Arrowverse’s version of the Green Lantern? And if so, when do you think this will happen. I doubt it’ll be soon since Arrow has just ended and Batwoman has just been introduced last October. DC fans will probably have to wait in anticipation of what the network will do next.