Arrow’s David Ramsey on Diggle actually being John Stewart?

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I’ve heard some crazy theories recently for some DC shows. The Penguin actually being the Joker on Fox’s Gotham is probably one of the more known theories. But what about Arrow‘s John Diggle actually being John Stewart? Come on now. Some fans are saying that and apparently they may not be too far off.

Arrow star David Ramsey addressed the subject during a recent interview about why Diggle doesn’t wear a mask and if he is in fact the Green Lantern.

Diggle can be a husband, a father, and a hero. He didn’t go through some type of tragic event. He’s a guy who grew up in the Glades, which is the hood, he did four tours, and he joined the special forces. This is a guy that I can be, that you can be, that any of the viewers can be, unlike the others who went through some tragic event and compelled them to become these characters. Diggle did through simple sheer force of will. That’s survival with regular folks. I think that’s part of the power this character has. When you cover it with a mask, he becomes something. That’s why in general we’ve been struggling with, “How do we give Diggle a mask of any sort?” Obviously, he’s out in the open, he has a wife and a child to protect, there’s a fair question about how we protect that identity and still keep him out in the field. That’s a very fair question and we’re working on it.

Now, John Stewart… Is John Diggle John Stewart? I cannot say “yes,” and cannot say, “no.”

While the theory does seem a little far-fetched, the Green Lantern has been hinted at in past episodes. Even Arrow star Stephen Amell has been very vocal about hoping to see the Green Lantern appear on The CW show.

As for Diggle getting his green ring? David Ramsey did reveal that it is something that the producers behind the show have thought about.

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.

Source: Comic Book

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