So, What Are DC's Stargirl's Plans for That Green Lantern...?
This week on Stargirl, DC, Courtney Whitmore took a moment to look at the green lantern she had gathered at the OG JSA headquarters. Is the super heroic artifact just a fun Easter egg or the seed for something more?
Earlier this year, the DC TV series Arrow made its own allusion to the Green Lantern Corps, although it was far more subtle. When vigilante John Diggle - who had long been speculated that he was on the right track for Green Lantern-dom - was ready to move his family to Metropolis, a nearby meteor crashed and struck him with his strength a moving van. Dig then combed through the rubble and found a mysterious box that emitted a bright green light when opened.
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This scene, cryptic as it was, "was something that was worked out with DC Entertainment for over a year," said Arrowverse EP Marc Guggenheim. "We negotiated and discussed the parameters very specifically, and I want to say anything beyond what we showed you would be violating our agreement with DC." (Note: HBO Max has a current Green Lantern series under development by DC-TV EP Greg Berlanti.)
Stargirl was developed for the DC Universe streaming service and has been far more liberal with its mentions and insights into legendary heroes, both in flashbacks and when visiting the Justice Society headquarters. And even though Courtney left Jay Garrick's flash helmet behind while looting the place for a good cause, she pinched Wildcat's costume and hood (which she immediately gave to classmate Yolanda), Doctor Mid-Nite's goggles, and Hourman's hourglass (which she fits in ) the upcoming episode 5), Johnny Thunder's "pink pen" (which she casually dropped into a pen holder in her bedroom) and the lantern mentioned above.
TVLine asked star girl creator / series co-show runner Geoff Johns if the show had plans for an actual Green Lantern sighting. First, he politely moved, "I don't want to talk about it," before confirming, "We have plans for the lamp and an action for subsequent consequences."
As Johns told ComicBook.com, "People want to say," Oh, look, an Easter egg made from a pink pencil or a green lantern, "but they're not Easter eggs. These are ways of new stories. And ... I hope we can tell these stories further in further seasons of the show. We'll see. But everything leads somewhere. "
As for each member of the Green Lantern Corps, Johns told IGN: “Jay Garrick (aka The Flash) and Alan Scott are always the older statesmen for me. They are the great heroes of the JSA and their shadow is very long ... They are part of the original JSA and their legacy will be felt throughout the show. "
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