According to the long-speculated rumour that The Arrow will involve more than just c-list DC characters, and that the breaker of such a tradition would be none other than the other Emerald Knight in the DC pantheon: Ollie's own buddy from the Bronze Age, Hal Jordan himself. The speculation about a crossover goes back to the origin of the show when we heard how one of the writers and pushers behind the 2011 adaptation of GL, Greg Berlenti, was the show-developer on The Arrow. Recently, executive producer of The Arrow and also co-writer with Berlenti on the 2011 adaptation, told TV Guide that they are indeed plans on bringing GL to Starling City: Source: http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/176751-might-green-lantern-appear-on-arrow So what do you guys think? Ryan Reynolds isn't exactly a terrible actor and given the right script could do justice to the role. I'm not a big fan of the idea that we'll be looking into a full-fledged JLA film that copies off Marvel Studios' approach and rushes into a crossover film... the DC characters are much more unique than that and can exist well on their own without needing that sort of hype. For now I am content with trilogies like The Dark Knight and the upcoming Man of Steel film, which is all very promising and seems to shine when they are stand-alone. Y'know, like the characters originally were when they were created in the comics. They never came from the same writer like Stan Lee did for Marvel Comics, they never had Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko all working on a consciously cohesive universe when they were first created. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman all originate from a different sort of imagination and they have their own rich genres that makes them unique on their own. When translating them on the big screen where 50+ years of stories are adapted, what is important is to focus on what makes these characters unique, and a lot of it has to do with that starting point: that strand of imagination, either from detective fiction, science fiction, or mythology, and they all exist in such a way that one doesn't necessarily blend with the other. In terms of writing they refer to it as "internal logic" where the established universe/rationale of the world shouldn't be thrown away the minute something becomes too difficult to tackle. So for a noir-character like Batman, whose superheroism is embodied by the fact that he is larger-than-life because he is ordinary and yet still extraordinary because he knows how to use "theatricality and deception" to create an urban-legend out of his own actions, putting him next to a character like Wonder Woman who originates from high-mythology simply robs both worlds of their respective uniquenesses. This was never the case with Marvel Comics which Stan and co. were adamant on making Science-Fantasy based. But that isn't the case with the DC pantheon, and I for one love the fact that each character in the DC pantheon comes from a different literary genre and builds on it and has its own sort of comic-book superhero-interpretation of it. To me that is unique. Coming back to The Arrow, now obviously every interpretation that we've seen on the show so far has been grounded on the outlook of the show (what I hold to be the ideal "genre" for Green Arrow, the character, is a different matter entirely), so introducing someone like GL would really shake things up. How would Ollie react to a space-cop with a power-ring that can do anything someone wills? Aliens and what not. It'll definitely be a game-changer. What are your thoughts on it? Do you even want Reynolds back in the role at all?