By: Adam Basciano
“Arrow” has many ogreat supporting characters, one of which is John Diggle played by actor David Ramsey. Diggle is a former military man, turned bodyguard who became a central part of Oliver’s crusade to protect Starling City. Last year the series began mentioning Ferris Air, which of course fans will know is associated with the Green Lantern character, specifically Hal Jordan. This season, “The Flash” the spinoff of “Arrow” used a Ferris Air testing facility as a location. The conspiracy theories began running rampant in the fan community, that in the Arrow-Flash universe, John Diggle will eventually be revealed as John Stewart. With superpowers now a reality in this universe, and with both characters having a similar background, the theory is actually plausible. So what does actor David Ramsey think of all this?
“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 for one love that this is being considered. Since the movie and tv universe are separate, this could easily become doable without stepping on anyone’s toes, or without even the most hard-core of fanboys getting bent out of shape. If this happens, and I hope it does, I want to see a Green Lantern spinoff show. And with the visual effects they pull off on The Flash every week, a Green Lantern show could work on a TV budget.