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John Diggle is NOT John Stewart

February 16th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments

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The Man Under the Hood

Sorry Arrow fans! But it appears that everyone’s favorite sidekick/partner from Arrow is exactly who they say he is.

Recent speculation (from both fans and the actor himself David Ramsey) has been running rampant about the possibility that John Diggle is actually John Stewart. According to Marc Guggenheim, that is not the case.

“It’s funny, I’ve spoken to David quite a bit about this issue, I know it keeps coming up,” Guggenheim told MTV News in a new interview rebutting’s own conversation with actor David Ramsey, who plays the character. “I spoke to [DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer] Geoff Johns at DC after that interview went viral. Basically, John Diggle is now a character in the comics…John Diggle is John Diggle. We’re not being coy and saying John Diggle is someone else, i.e. John Stewart. DC has other plans for that character. We love David, and we love the character of John Diggle that he’s created. We have really cool plans for him… they involve a wedding ring, but they don’t involve a power ring.”

So there you go, it appears definitive, sorry!

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!