One of the most integral characters in the acclaimed CW series Arrow is David Ramsey’s John Diggle. Serving as a trusted bodyguard, friend, and confidant of Oliver Queen, the character eventually gains a superhero persona of his own named Spartan. However, when the series came to an end earlier this year, many fans were left wanting more. Now, according to Deadline, David Ramsey will return to the Arrowverse in a big way.
Per the initial report, Ramsey is set to reprise his role as John Diggle across a litany of episodes in the shared universe. Ramsey will appear as Diggle in Superman & Lois, Supergirl, The Flash, and Batwoman. Additionally, Ramsey will reportedly play a new, mystery character in an episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Moreover, and perhaps more interesting, Ramsey will step behind the camera and direct episodes he will guest star in.
In the series finale of Arrow, Ramsey’s John Diggle moves to Metropolis after finding a box with a green glow. This is presumably encasing the power ring worn by Green Lantern in the pages of DC Comics. For years, DC fans have theorized that Diggle would become the CW’s Green Lantern and it could finally come to fruition with the tease of Ramsey’s mystery character.
In a statement, Ramsey touts his excitement to return to the Arrowverse.
“I remain in awe of the imprint these shows have had on television and I’ve been blessed for the better part of a decade to be a part of them both in front of and behind the camera,” said Ramsey. “To say I’m excited beyond belief to return to the Berlantiverse would be an understatement. I can’t wait to continue telling these stories.”
The Arrowverse is certainly going through a season of change at the moment. Over the last few weeks, it was announced that both Supergirl and Black Lightning would end their respective runs on the CW. Moreover, a new iteration of Batwoman will debut within season two of the series with a new show, Superman & Lois, premiering next year as well. Regardless of the unknown state of the franchise, the network appears to still has a lot in store for viewers.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Ramsey return as Diggle? Who do you think the mystery character will be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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