Arrow Casts a Green Lantern Character for Season Five

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 5:17PM
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 5:17PM
Arrow Casts a Green Lantern Character for Season Five
After a rocky season four, Arrow is doubling down on comics characters for next year. In addition to the returning Madison McLaughlin as Artemis, the DC hero Wild Dog, and Adrian Chase aka Vigilante, who might be the Big Bad of the season, Arrow has cast Popular's Carly Pope as Susan Williams, a DC Comics character with strong connections to Green Lantern.

In the comics, Susan Williams is a reporter trying to uncover Green Lantern's identity, and ultimately marries Hal Jordan's brother, Jim Jordan. In Arrow, Pope's character is described as a reporter who is "looking to make a name for herself" by investigating Oliver Queen. Pope has been cast in a recurring role, although it's unknown how many episodes she will be contracted for.

The character description might mean that the only comics connection will be the fact that Susan comes dangerously close to revealing Oliver's superhero identity, just as she does for Green Lantern in the comics. But hopefully there will be Green Lantern Easter eggs as well, and possibly even the addition of Jim Jordan to the mix. Hal Jordan is probably a non-starter, since DC is saving that character for the Green Lantern Corps movie, but the lesser-known Jim is probably fair game.

Arrow returns for season five this fall on The CW.

Via TV Insider

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