Green Lantern Movie Rumors: John Stewart Likely Earth’s Lantern And No It’s Not Diggle From Arrow

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John Stewart as he appears in DC Comics' Green Lantern Corps book DC Comics

There’s still a lot of time before Warner Bros/DC Comics gets to its 2019 Green Lantern reboot movie, but in 2017 the Justice League movie will hit theaters and will supposedly feature the Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other heroes.

There have been rumblings over which Green Lantern will be featured in the new DC movie universe; whether it’s going to be Hal Jordan or John Stewart. And some fans of Arrow have made parallels between the character John Diggle and Stewart.

Many rumors peg a big secret revealing that Diggle is actually Stewart in the DC television universe is in the works, especially after David Ramsey, the actor who plays Diggle, spoke about the possibility of Diggle being John Stewart, simply stating to “anything can happen.”

However, that’s not entirely true after Arrow Executive Producer, Marc Guggenheim spoke to MTV News about the show and debunking the rumors of Diggle’s “true” identity.

“I spoke to [writer] Geoff Johns at DC after that interview went viral. Basically, John Diggle is now a character in the comics… John Diggle is John Diggle. We’re not being coy and saying John Diggle is someone else, i.e. John Stewart. DC has other plans for that character.”

The last part of Guggenheim’s statement is key. He pretty much states that the larger DC Cinematic Universe will include John Stewart in its movies in some capacity. Whether that be as Green Lantern or a civilian, it’s still too early to know but there have been rumblings about John Stewart making his big screen debut over Hal Jordan after the flop Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern film was.

Tyrese Gibson has even hinted at a meeting with Warner Bros. about the role and has begun lobbying for the part. Again, the Justice League movie is a relatively long ways away from releasing in theaters but more news about the cinematic universe will come after Batman vs Superman debuts in 2016.

But what say you, do you want to see John Stewart over Hal Jordan in the Justice League/Green Lantern reboot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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