Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted this link yesterday to this piece of Arrow season four production artwork featuring Coast City. We already know that at least part of this season will take place in Coast City, but the familiar sounding slogan on what looks to be a Coast City travel poster is curious. Could it just be a fun play on words for the fans, or is Hal Jordan coming to Arrow?
Green Lantern and Green Arrow have famously teamed up in the comics many times, including when Green Arrow merged with the Green Lantern title in the 1970s for a highly successful run that focused on sociopolitical issues. There have already been rumors of Diggle becoming a Lantern, which were all but confirmed by actor David Ramsey. He told comicbook.com:
Is John Diggle John Stewart? I cannot say “yes,” and I cannot say, “no.” I’m serious! I do know that there is serious discussion about whether or not this guy becomes John Stewart. But, I mean, I’ll say this: it is top secret. I’ve asked them and they’re like, “we’re working on some stuff.” If that’s the case, it’s gonna be huge. This is the stuff they want to avoid. I think they don’t want anybody to know yet and they haven’t even told me. But they have told me that they are thinking about it and that they are considering it. But they’re not going to release anything yet. That’s exactly what they told me. Greg Berlanti told me that. Andrew [Kreisberg] and Marc [Guggenheim] have told me that. I haven’t spoken to Geoff Johns about it. But that’s the word from people directly involved in Arrow- that they’re working on something.
“Here’s the truth of it: if I knew, I would tell you I know the answer to that, but I’m not at liberty to tell you that. I would answer like that. I probably wouldn’t tell you anyway, but I would at least tell you that I know. I honestly do not know.
With their similar backgrounds I can see how John Diggle could actually be John Stewart. Could the producers be bringing Hal Jordan in to recruit Diggle? It’s beginning to look like it.
Arrow returns October 7th on the CW.