Actor David Ramsey has ingratiated himself to DC fans as John Diggle on The CW's "Arrow." But could he be making the jump to the Justice League on the big screen?
There have long been rumors that Diggle will actually be revealed to be John Stewart and eventually become the Green Lantern. Ramsey himself confirmed earlier this year that he had spoken to "Arrow" showrunners about the Green Lantern possibilities and that their only answers was that they were "working on some stuff."
That talk has intensified with season three of "Arrow" wrapping up, setting up for a spinoff, and the DC Cinematic Universe kicking into high gear next year with Zack Snyder's "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" and David Ayer's "Suicide Squad." Ramsey fanned the flames of fan excitement in his interview with ComicBook.com.
"Everyone wants to talk about John Stewart. Is it' John Stewart Diggle' or 'John Diggle Stewart' or whatever, and will he be Green Lantern? There's gonna be - obviously, [EP] Marc Guggenheim has said publicly that it's not the way to go right now. But people are still talking about it.
"You know, I think - and Greg Berlanti has said this publicly too, I think that they've gon to great lengths to build up the mythos and persona of John Diggle. He's become a character in the comic books. Hopefully, he stays alive in the comic books and he's around for 20 years, and someone else will play him on TV or in a movie! That's a great honor. I think they've taken great strides to making John Diggle part of the lexicon, and that's an important thing. I don't think you want to abandon that.
"I think that's part of the appeal. He's just a regular guy from the Glades, from the hood, who joined the military, became special forces, and now he's a super hero! I think there's something very normal about him that's part of the appeal.
"I think if you put a mask on him as part of the Green Lantern Corps, and that's wonderful by the way - John Stewart is a wonderful character - but you lose some of that. You lose part of the 'every guy' character."
Warner Bros./DC has already stated that there is a divide between its TV and film universes. So even if Diggle did eventually get a shiny new power ring, there is no guarantee he'd be the one wielding it on the silver screen.