/arrow-tv-show-green-lantern-diggle-david-ramsey/A big story went viral last week, which saw Arrow star David Ramsey teasing his potential transformation into Green Lantern. Now MTV has caught up with producer and show runner for the hit series to find out the truth behind this potentially game-changing information. Well, according to Marc Guggenheim, John Diggle is not going to be revealed as John Stewart, and he will not become a Green Lantern.
"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."
Does his statement indicate that John Stewart will be at the center of DC and Warner Bros.' Green Lantern (Reboot) planned for 2020? That has long been the speculation. While the news of Diggle not becoming Green Lantern might come as disappointing to some fans, Marc Guggenheim did go onto tease that two existing characters on the show will be revealed as existing DC Comics characters that are quite well known sometime in the new future.
"There are two characters who would probably fall into that category. Were we to do it, they would be characters from the comics that you already know."
In a second interview with EW, Marc Guggenheim also touched on the character of The Atom, played by Brandon Routh. Apparently, Ray Palmer will struggle with becoming a superhero crime fighter, and he may not be very good at it:
"He's definitely a sloppy superhero in the sense of all of our characters don't immediately have the easiest time fighting crime... I would say episode 19 really digs underneath what does it mean for Ray to be a hero. Is he a hero because of who he is? Or is he a hero because of the suit that he's made?"
Brandon Routh is set to fully transform into The Atom in episode 15 titled Nanda Parbat. There has also been talk of the character getting his own CW spinoff series. What do you think of these latest breaking announcements as Arrow Season 3 careens towards its big finale?