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Marc Guggenheim Confirms John Diggle is not Green Lantern + Reveals DC has Plans for John Stewart


on February 14, 2015

Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim has come out and addressed the recent viral concept that the character John Diggle may actually be the Green Lantern. From MTV.Com:

“It’s funny, I’ve spoken to David quite a bit about this issue, I know it keeps coming up,” Guggenheim told MTV News over the phone. “I spoke to [writer] 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.”

Some may be disappointed by this, but there is a nugget of gold in the discussion. Guggenheim lets on that DC has “other plans” for 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.”

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What could these “other plans” be? When I hear “other plans” in relation to the current DC television shows, they are usually of cinematic nature. This is exciting news because an actual industry official who is in the know has come out and said that DC has something planned for John. If it came down to having to decide between seeing John Stewart in movies or in CW televisions shows, I’ll take the movies any day!

Keep your eyes on GreenLantern.Co for further developments.


Oa, by the way

John Stewart made a cameo on the cartoon show Teen Titans Go!, and in a rather hilarious segment. The whole thing isn’t long, but if you want to see John right away, you can find him at the 44 second mark.

In other news Comic Vine’s coverage of their character of the Month, John Stewart, continues. They have picked some excellent art pieces for showcase that were submitted by fans. Head over there to check them out.

Awesome Green Lantern (John Stewart) Fan Art

Also, John Stewart has defeated both Magneto and Ronan The Accuser in the Battle of the Week competitions, thanks to voters like you. Comic Vine has officially declared John Stewart the winner of his latest confrontation. Visit Comic Vine to support John Stewart in the comments sections and the polls.

Battle of the Week RESULTS: Green Lantern (John Stewart) vs. Ronan the Accuser