While speaking to ComicBook.com, Arrow actor David Ramsey has just given credence to fan speculation that his character is actually named John Diggle Stewart.
“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.”
I love the idea of John Diggle being Green Lantern, i think that he is under used in Arrow and it would be a great change to see him have more screen time. And it would be worth it just to see Oliver Queen's reaction to finding out that Diggle's Green Lantern. Let alone the fact i wanna see Green Lantern on the small screen.
John Diggle and John Stewart share quite a few similarities. They both come from a military background, have a no nonsense attitude and strong moral character.
However, there are quite a few issues to work through on of which is, the character of John Diggle was just introduced into the pages of DC Comics, meaning that the comic books have already made it clear that John Stewart and John Diggle are two separate (fictional) people.
But there is no denying that Diggle is a popular character and was one of the key reasons why the first season of Arrow was such a success. Rewarding Ramsey with more prominence and a chance to to even receive his own spinoff would definitely be a just reward. And just make sure you take this with a grain of salt. For now it's all just talk!
Arrow is all new this Wednesday at 8PM on The CW.