Arrow’s John Diggle May Actually be John Stewart

on February 8, 2015

The rumors of Arrow character John Diggle secretly being the Green Lantern John Stewart have been running rampant, so much that the show runners have actually been in talks about making it happen, according to David Ramsey, the actor who plays Diggle. When asked if there was any truth to the rumors, he had this to say:

“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 tell you anyway, but I would at least tell you that I know. I honestly do not know.”

This is certainly an interesting development. Not even the actor knows who his character really is. This goes to show more of the influence John Stewart has. The demand for this character is at a very, very high point now. Numerous multi-million dollar actors have endorsed the character and expressed interest in playing him, loads of fans are behind him, he won Character of the Month at ComicVine.Com, and fans are enthusiastically coming up with theories about how Diggle is actually John Stewart. I think it would behoove DC/WB to give us more of this character and explain what their plans are for him in media. Check out more on this story at ComicBook.Com

Arrow’s Diggle (David Ramsey) Talks Suicide Squad and Green Lantern

Oa, by the way

The preview for Green Lantern Corps #39 is out, in which Van Jensen kills another old person (with the first being Ergann). My favorite comic book series draws to a close. I really hope DC has something phenomenal planned for John after this. If he isn’t the undisputed star of another series, I will be very discontent.


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  • Steve Rogers

    There’s so many talks about John Stewart, it’s not even funny. John’s name is really out there now. If you go to ComicVine and click on forums, then look at the “Popular Wiki Boards” on the right of the page, it lists Superman, X-Men, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Thor, Daredvil, Marvel, Fantastic Four and John Stewart. That’s impressive, because no other lantern don’t get his name listed. It shows there’s so many talks about him.

    DC really needs to promote John Stewart.

  • Sw1zzie

    OK second try LOL….
    But anyway, I hope they use John Stewart as the focus Green Lantern in the DCCU!!! With other the GLC appearing over time in smaller roles. It’s all about John baby, I mean it should be HIS time now. We fans have waited long enough. So tell Hal, Kyle, Guy and Simon to hit the road. There’s only room for ONE star GL here and that’s John Stewart. THE Green Lantern!!!!!!!

    • Desh Derringer

      I’m with you all the way, Sw1zzie. And it’s good to see you here. It’s John’s time. He’s been unjustly held down long enough. It’s his time. He is the Green Lantern of the modern generation.

  • Hudson Faber

    John Stewart fights Ronan the Accuser in ComicVine’s Battle of the Week.…r/1100-151254/

    Please continue to show your support!

  • Hudson Faber

    BleedingCool just did an article on people campaigning for Van Jensen’s return to work on John Stewart.

  • Clyde

    SW1zzie” welcome to the John Stewart website, we hope to get more of your feedback in future articles. Earlier i was doing my research on Ronan and compared and contrasted him with John. I then read what i believe was one or perhaps two posts as it relates to folks on comicvine wanting one of John Stewart’s matchups to be a tag team match. They mentioned the name Hal Jordan, and here’s my thoughts on why i think its a terrible idea to have Hal in any part of John Stewart’s matches. For years Geoff Johns has used Hal Jordan as an instrument of oppression and his poor behavior by inserting him every chance he gets into the public eye. This month belongs to John Stewart and i’ll be damned if Hal tries to steal John’s spotlight by virtue of teaming up with him or being his opponent. There’s absolutely no way i want Hal to be in any part of John’s limelight. Because the moment that happens, some will try and turn it into the Hal Jordan show with John as his background sidekick. If John does have a partner, then i’d rather it be Kyle Rayner. I could guarantee that if it were Hal that won COTM, no one would be asking for John to team up with him. This is just a feeble attempt to make Hal relevant, because everyone knows that John Stewart is the closest thing that Hal will ever be at winning COTM.

    I thought about something else, with John winning COTM, its doubtful that another GL would win it since the uniforms, abilities, and skill set are fairly similar. Voters wouldn’t want another “interchangeable” GL as the COTM, so its fair to say that Geoff Johns’ “chosen one” Hal may still be nominated, but that’s the furthest that he’ll ever get to accomplishing what John has. I don’t dislike Hal Jordan. I just cannot support a character whose nothing more than a mere puppet in Geoff Johns’ attempts at character assassination of the reigning defending COTM…John Stewart.

  • Corey A Lee

    Article that might be of interest

    • Desh Derringer

      Thanks for posting that article, Corey. This line is one of the things that really got my attention.

      “There seems to have been a movement to prove that everything people fell in love with in the DCAU was wrong”

      That is so true. It seems pretty clear to me that some of the higher ups at DC hate the DCAU (DiDio, Johns). John Stewart was buried. Shayera Hol still hasn’t been reintroduced to the DCU in a good, meaningful way. Wally West is a completely different person. There is now Superman/Wonder Woman instead of Batman/Wonder Woman (I’m not even a shipper of either of those couples, but just saying). And so on.

      It seems that DC has intentionally crapped all over many of the totally successful concepts of the DCAU, which millions of people love. This makes no sense to me, because you would think they would want to get some of the DCAU’s audience. Why would any fan of the popular cartoons want to read the comics when the comics contradict the cartoons in such key ways that are sure to repel those people? It makes no sense. Protection Status