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No Alan Scott Green Lantern For DC TV Universe

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 16:00

It's learned - again - that Green Lantern won't be appearing any time in the DC TV Universe.

Prior to Thursday's episode of DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, it was thought that possibly the surprise character reveal at the end was Alan Scott Green Lantern; however, EP Marc Guggenheim shot that down and notes the character is attached to the films.

"I'll tell you right now, because I never want anyone to be disappointed, he's not Alan Scott," Guggenheim told CBR. "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."

It's been speculated Green Lantern has been wanted for DC TV due to the many Easter Eggs found in the various series, with one even going so far to describe a certain pilot. I do think this season has seen the Green Lantern Easter Eggs subside, obviously due to the Green Lantern Corps and Justice League movies. We already know WB put the kibosh on using Suicide Squad for Arrow, Blue Beetle, and it's probably a safe bet that Black Canary was killed off to make way for the character to appear in the DCEU. More than likely, WB doesn't want another controversy similar to Grant Gustin and Ezra Miller as The Flash, so no characters will be shared.

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