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David Ramsey: Diggle WILL ‘suit up’ next season…

May 16th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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At the very end of the Arrow season finale Oliver told John Diggle that he was going to need to get a mask if he’s going to continue being a hero… and it looks like there’s something to it.

Actor David Ramsey, at The CW’s annual upfronts presentation in New York chatted to about the future of the show and the character and dropped some interesting hints, including if he will ‘suit up’ next year and it certainly seems that it has been discussed in length: “Everyone wants to talk about John Stewart. Is it “John Stewart Diggle” or “John Diggle Stewart” or whatever, and will he be Green Lantern? I think that they’ve gone to great lengths to build up the mythos and persona of John Diggle.

“He’s become a character in the comic books! I think they’ve taken great strides to making John Diggle part of the lexicon, and that’s an important thing. I don’t think you want to abandon that.

“I think that’s part of the appeal. He’s just a regular guy from the Glades, from the hood, who joined the military, became special forces, and now he’s a super hero! I think there’s something very normal about him that’s part of the appeal.

“I think if you put a mask on him as part of the Green Lantern Corps, and that’s wonderful by the way – John Stewart is a wonderful character – but you lose some of that. You lose part of the “everyguy” character.

So if not Green Lantern, who?: “People have mentioned [Vigilante], people have mentioned The Guardian and a few others [but] I do think you need some kind of concealment. I agree with that. And to that end, they are working on something. You will see something for Diggle next year, season four. “

So what do you guys think? Could Diggle be an already established character in the DC Comics or might he be a new hero or maybe Diggle in a permanent hood? We know we can’t wait to find out…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….