John Diggle might be the next Green Lantern, says Arrow’s David Ramsey
David Ramsey, who plays John Diggle on Arrow, electrified comic book fandom on Friday when he told Comicbook.com that he was willing to play John Stewart, one of the Green Lanterns of DC Comics.
He didn’t confirm that that was in fact happening, but he hinted that the creators of Arrow are “working on some stuff.”
I for one, would love this to happen. David Ramsey is perfect, and since John Diggle apparently changed his last name at some point in his past, the transition to John Stewart would be easy. And they share the same military background — honestly, this seems like such a no brainer. Make it so powers that be.
Some select quotes from the interview:
Theres been a lot of talk recently on whether or not Diggle needs a mask. Some have gone as far to say they’d want you to be the Green Lantern, John Stewart. What are your thoughts on that? Does Diggle need a mask? Would you want to become the Green Lantern?
(long answer and then…)
Now, John Stewart… Is John Diggle John Stewart? I cannot say “yes,” and cannot say, “no.”
Oh, come on!
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. 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. They have told me that they are thinking about it and they are considering it. Greg Berlanti told me that. Andrew and Marc have told me that. I haven’t spoken to Geoff Johns about it, yet. 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 knew and I’m not at liberty to tell you that. I probably wouldn’t tell you anyway! I would at least tell you that I know. But I honestly do not know.
Would you want to see them go that route and see Diggle become a super-powered Green Lantern?
I love John Stewart. At one of the comic cons I met the original creator of John Stewart and he is just an awesome, awesome character. To answer your question: if Diggle becomes John Stewart, I would be honored to be play that character. Honored. The same way that I am honored that John Diggle is now a part of the DC canon. That’s just an incredible honor to me. I would love it because I think that he’s an awesome character. I would love to sink my teeth into it. I don’t know how would fit into the Arrow Universe because the Arrow Universe is so rooted in kind of grounded reality, if you will, however real people with a bow and arrow can be. I don’t know how a thought-based weapon fits into that world. I don’t know how that fits into Arrow, but yes, to answer that question I would love to play the character.
Listen to the interview here: