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Some time ago, fans of the show Arrow asked me a very serious question:

"Hey Jon! Do you think John Diggle is actually John Stewart? That would make him Green Lantern! Right? Right? Jon?"

And my subtle response was always...

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My Reaction

You see, as the show has steadily become popular over the second season (in no small part due to its first season release on Netflix) John Diggle as Green Lantern fan art has been surfacing all over the Internet.

One of the most common theories is that the last name "Diggle" is actually a nickname given to John in the army, with "Stewart" being his real surname.

Artwork by Erkan Bahadir via Deviantart
Artwork by Erkan Bahadir via Deviantart

Two major objections: First of all, "Diggle" isn't a nickname. We know this because Dig's brother is referred to as Andy Diggle. Second, John Stewart (Green Lantern) was an architect from Detroit, not a soldier in the U.S. Army. Granted, later iterations of John Stewart have him as a sniper in the marines, but that's still not Army, of course.

But the rumor persisted, and it even culminated in a recent Facebook Q&A with Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen on the hit CW show. Amell was asked about the fan art and whether or not Diggle could really be a Green Lantern.

I mean it looks good. And if we know anything about television shows, if it looks good, it has a much better chance of happening.

I'm not entirely sure what to make of this. If it's true, then Amell is playing his cards correctly by not giving a definitive answer either way. If it's an unfound rumor, then Amell would be all, "You guys kidding me? The one black guy has to be John Stewart?"

But he was playfully ambiguous, which means no one from CW has outright said, "JOHN DIGGLE IS NOT JOHN STEWART."

Which leads me to say,

Again and Again and Again
Again and Again and Again


Do you believe John Diggle will become Green Lantern?

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