Oliver Queen’s bodyguard-turned-partner John Diggle has grown into one of the greatest characters on Arrow — but could the writers have even bigger plans?
Played by David Ramsey, Diggle has become a key part of Team Arrow as they fight and work to protect Starling City, and he also pulls double duty helping keep the baddies at bay as a part-time member of the Suicide Squad, thanks to his links to A.R.G.U.S. But rumors have been circulating that “John Diggle” might actually be John Stewart — aka DC’s other Green Lantern.
It’s a fairly out-there rumor, to be sure, though we wouldn’t put it past the Arrow crew to pull a fast one on us and turn this one into a long play. We’d have simply chalked it up to crazy rumors, but Ramsey was asked about the buzz by ComicBook.com — and confirmed there is “serious discussion” taking place around that exact subject. Wow.
Check out the relevant quotes below:
“Is ‘John Diggle' ‘John Stewart’? I cannot say ‘yes,’ and I cannot say, ‘no.’ I’m serious! I do know that there is serious discussion about whether or not this guy becomes John Stewart. But, I mean, I’ll say this: it is top secret. I’ve asked them – David Ramsey has asked them – and they’re like, ‘We’re working on some stuff.’ If that’s the case, it’s gonna be huge. This is the stuff they want to avoid. I think they don’t want anybody to know yet and they haven’t even told me.
But they have told me that they are thinking about it and that they are considering it. But they’re not going to release anything yet. That’s exactly what the told me. Greg Berlanti told me that. Andrew [Kreisberg] and Marc [Guggenheim] have told me that. I haven’t spoken to Geoff Johns about it. But that’s the word from people directly involved in Arrow- that they’re working on something. “Here’s the truth of it: if I knew, I would tell you I know the answer to that, but I’m not at liberty to tell you that. I would answer like that. I probably wouldn't’t tell you anyway, but I would at least tell you that I know. I honestly do not know.”
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW. Would you like to see Diggle turn out to be a Green Lantern?