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 ComicBook.com’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!