Arrow isn’t really my bag in general, but I know a good deal of you out there are big fans of the series, particularly since its second season.
One of the elements of the show and its cast that I’ve really admired is just how open its stars are with fans, Stephen Amell especially.
But David Ramsey, who plays the original character Diggle, is no slouch in that department either; never being shy to sit down with the comics press and chat out all the DC mythology that’s unfolding each week.
In a recent interview with our friends at Comicbook.com, Ramsey discussed one of the year-long theories that’s been floating around about John Diggle: that he’s really Green Lantern John Stewart. Here’s the pertinent excerpt from their interview:
Now, John Stewart… Is John Diggle John Stewart? I cannot say “yes,” and cannot say, “no.”
Oh, come on!
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. 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. They have told me that they are thinking about it and they are considering it. Greg Berlanti told me that. Andrew and Marc have told me that. I haven’t spoken to Geoff Johns about it, yet. 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 knew and I’m not at liberty to tell you that. I probably wouldn’t tell you anyway! I would at least tell you that I know. But I honestly do not know.
It’s definitely more of a no comment than anything else. Not that my opinion means a hill of beans, but from the Arrow I’ve watched, Diggle has been my favorite character by far. I’d rather he remain his own thing, and inspire comic writers to come up with great storylines involving him in Green Arrow (akin to how Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino introduced him during their run).
But what do you think? It’s only a matter of time before John Stewart is our next on-screen Green Lantern, should it be David Ramsey?
Entertainment Editor for The Beat covering film, television and the occasional comic book. His work can also be found at GeekRex.com and can be heard on the GeekRex podcast. Also, your go-to Grant Morrison/Love & Rockets/Hellboy/Legion of Super-Heroes expert.