Sorry, Fans: Green Lantern is Not Coming to DC’s TV Universe

By May 20, 2016
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Over the course of the past week or so, there have been numerous stories about the expansion of the universe shared by the DC Comics adaptations currently airing on The CW. Dubbed by producers as “The Arrowverse” as a nod to the network’s flagship series, Arrow, the continuity also includes The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow - and now that Supergirl will be transitioning to The CW for its second season, a planned crossover event between all four shows will likely serve as a chance to bring Kara Zor-El into the same continuity shared by the other characters. But what if another DC superhero joined the fray?

Back in March, when Patrick J. Adams was announced to be joining the cast of DC’S Legends of Tomorrow in an unspecified role, many speculated that he could be playing Alan Scott, a DC character who readers will know as Earth-2′s version of Green Lantern. Unfortunately, that’s not the case – in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, executive producer Marc Guggenheim shut down the rumor:

“I’ll tell you right now, because I never want anyone to be disappointed, he’s not Alan Scott. I love Alan Scott. I’ve written Alan Scott in the comics. Alan Scott is also attached to the Green Lantern franchise, which DC obviously has feature plans for. In the poll of ‘who it’s going to be,’ you can cross off Alan Scott.”

Of course, anyone who tuned into DC’s Legends of Tomorrow last night for the season finale will already know the identity of the character Adams portrays. We won’t spoil it here, but it’s pretty cool – even if it’s not Green Lantern. Chances are, we won’t be seeing any power rings or hearing a character recite the oath on TV anytime in the near future, so we’ll have to wait patiently for a big-screen version.

Brent Hankins

Brent Hankins

Contributing Writer at GeekNation
Brent Hankins is a member of the Phoenix Critics Circle and co-host of the Drinks and Discourse podcast. He's also the proud owner of an Italian Greyhound named Sullivan. He's adorable (the dog, not the author).
  • phnxgrl

    DC films are screwing up the only part of the DC verse that is working with these character embargoes!