Given both of their military backgrounds and partnering with Green Arrow, do you think that John Diggle (from Arrow) is really John Stewart?

#1 Posted by Jonny_Rogers (127 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by The Stegman (24323 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be quite the twist to make him a Green Lantern later in the series, and I would welcome it.

#3 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13122 posts) - - Show Bio

when was John Stewart partnered with Green Arrow besides in JLU?

#4 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be cool if he turned out to be John Stewart

Oh, and thats quite a title :P

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33336 posts) - - Show Bio

Wut?

#6 Posted by The Stegman (24323 posts) - - Show Bio
@Avenging-X-Bolt: I think he may be referring to a Green Arrow/ Green Lantern team up, like Hal and Ollie had, rather than a specific Green Lantern
#7 Posted by TheCannon (18658 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting theory. But no. Not to me at least. First off, when was John ever an ally of Green Arrow other than in Justice League Unlimited? Even then, they rarely if ever had any interaction.

And why wouldn't they just call him John Stewart? It's that hard to call a guy Stewart instead of Diggle (then again, it's that hard to call Wonder Woman Diana instead or Iris?).

And even if he is Stewart, they're not making him GL. Lantern has way too big of a budget needed for a TV series.

#8 Edited by _Zombie_ (10442 posts) - - Show Bio

No. And as much as I'd like to see John Stewart in a live action show.. Arrow needs to focus on building GA rogues/supporting characters. Deathstroke and Huntress are fine and all, but it's a show about GA. Throwing GL into it seems too much like it's trying to be a general DCU show.

#9 Posted by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be nice but let's keep the show at a street level powerstructure

#10 Posted by Kurrent (14070 posts) - - Show Bio

Great theory and I will be excited about it if it was true. I am thinking they will try and bring Hal in though because of his friendship with Ollie in the comics

#11 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

that makes no sense at all

#12 Posted by NameIess (94 posts) - - Show Bio

O_O that'd be so freaking awesome

#13 Posted by xfactor26 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly doubt that Diggle is GL because in the show, they are taking a Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy feel with no superpowers. And GL would be an extremely hard character to pull off in this kind of universe.

Interesting theory but not likely to occur.

#14 Edited by Jonny_Rogers (127 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to specify that I never said that he'd actually become Green Lantern... I just thought that it would be appropriate to subtly relate it to a significant part of Green Arrow's history, much like John Blake's 'Robin' name reveal in TDKR. It's worth noting the many obscure references in the show and other name changes (like Black Canary). Even if it were true, I don't expect anything more to come of this. I personally thought that the characters were a little too similar to ignore. Firstly, they look very similar, have the name 'John', have a military based background and are (indirectly) related to the history of the character. Much of the production team worked with the 'Green Lantern' film, so we know that they acknowledge the existence of the character, regardless of whether they are or are not integrating themes between the two.

#15 Posted by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he's just a character made for the show. I'm also pretty certain that his name is a reference to Andy Diggle who wrote Green Arrow Year 1.

#16 Posted by BlackReaper (595 posts) - - Show Bio

You know there's more than one black guy in the US military, right?

#17 Edited by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

But are they both named John?

#18 Posted by BlackWind (6307 posts) - - Show Bio

Its just a coincidence.

#19 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

John is a pretty common name but it's possible.

#20 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, that did cross my mind. Unlikely, but I wouldn't be against it.

#21 Edited by carmelo (1 posts) - - Show Bio

With the introduction of The Flash rumored to be part of season 2, I wouldn't count out John being cast as a incarnation of Green Lantern. There are background similarities between the two characters and it'll be a great way to give him some much needed character development. Lets be honest he rarely does anything on the show. Ollies the hero, Roy's gearing up to be the sidekick, Felicity's the tech girl and Sara's the antihero. Diggle helps out where he can but has no specific role so I wouldn't have a problem with that scenario.

#22 Posted by Commander_Kane (715 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I'd love to see Diggle get in on a little more action I think he's fine where he's at. That ideas just a tad bit out of left field for the gritty/realism take on Arrow.

#23 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

I WOULD BE ECSTATIC IF THAT HAPPENED

as long as the makeup and cgi werent as bad as Darkseid and Doomsday from Smallville

#24 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21841 posts) - - Show Bio

@degraaf: doomsday didnt look "that" bad, but darkseid was horrible.

#25 Edited by Black_Claw (2987 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly doubt that Diggle is GL because in the show, they are taking a Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy feel with no superpowers. And GL would be an extremely hard character to pull off in this kind of universe.

Interesting theory but not likely to occur.

And yet they're introducing Black Canary this season. Not to mention there's a strong rumor going around that Barry Allen might appear some time down the road.

#26 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw: Black Canary hasn't got powers in Arrow.

#27 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting, but other than the military background I don't see much John Stewart in Dig. And they just introduced Dig as a character in the comics, so I think they're intended to be separate.

There's more than enough room for multiple named black male DC characters with US military backgrounds.

#28 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

@xfactor26 said:

I highly doubt that Diggle is GL because in the show, they are taking a Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy feel with no superpowers. And GL would be an extremely hard character to pull off in this kind of universe.

Interesting theory but not likely to occur.

And yet they're introducing Black Canary this season. Not to mention there's a strong rumor going around that Barry Allen might appear some time down the road.

They are introducing the flash later on in the series but they changed the Black Canary a little. She now carries around little disks the size of a hockey puck that emits the super sonic sound instead of her voice. But a GL ring is all science and tech anyways so it should still fit in slightly if done right

#29 Posted by Dernman (15072 posts) - - Show Bio

Diggle from Arrow akin to Diggle in the comic.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.