In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, David Ramsey, who plays John Diggle on Arrow, was asked about the possibility of becoming the John Stewart Green Lantern. He quickly responded, “anything can happen.” Since then, fans have been theorizing different ways of how this could happen, but according to creator Marc Guggenheim, it’s not something to get your hopes up about, because there’s no guarantee it will happen.
Guggenheim spoke to MTVnews to address these rumors once and for all.
“It’s funny, I’ve spoken to David quite a bit about this issue, I know it keeps coming up. 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. 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.”
As for other heroes the show may see in the future, Guggenheim stands with Ramsey’s statement that anything can happen, and even revealed that some of the current members of the Arrow team might later become DC heroes.
“There are two characters who would probably fall into that category,” Guggenheim said. “Were we to do it, they would be characters from the comics that you already know.”
Lastly, Guggenheim spoke of Olicity—that’s Oliver and Felicity—as well as Felicity’s relationship Ray Palmer, who is transitioning into the micro-hero, the Atom:
“She is every bit a part of Team Arrow as she’s always been, she’s just now doing it under the shadow of having this conflict with Oliver. I think what Oliver is doing… I wouldn’t go so far as to say it drives her into Ray’s arms, but certainly Ray now has the opportunity to exist in contrast to Oliver. In episode 15, for example, the differences between how Oliver does things and how Ray does things are very different, and very stark, and very sharply drawn. That’s not lost on Felicity. She’s aware that Ray is a very different kind of person than Oliver, and we’ll see what she does with that epiphany.”
Tune in to Arrow, Wednesday nights on the CW at 8:00pm EST.