Fans have been clamoring for Diggle to be suited up for in Arrow for quite some time and their wishes finally came true...kinda. The CW released some photos a while back that gave us the first look at Diggle's new costume for Arrow Season 4! Many expected a suit that was totally awesome and most thought that Diggle would turn into one of the best looking characters on Arrow. Fans initial response was, for lack of the better word, harsh. Many compared his new helmeted look to that of Magneto and it is pretty hard to disagree. Check it out here:
The resemblance is nearly uncanny and most fans have had very negative things to say about it. Many just think it looks awkward and doesn't really fit the character at all. There has been much speculation that Diggle will become the DC character The Guardian, which is very much a possibility. Despite all the criticism, Diggle actor David Ramsey has some very positive things to say about the costume:
"I like it. I know there’s a lot of criticism that it looks like the Magneto helmet. But by the time you see Diggle in action – we also get into what the helmet can do – you won’t be thinking of the X-Men at all. There is a very cool gun too. The gun and the helmet, by the way, are S.T.A.R. Labs creations."
Is there still more of the costume to see?
David Ramsey has some very positive things to say about his characters costume and claims that there is still more to see. The helmet seems to have some sort of special features that Ramsey claims are pretty cool so maybe it isn't as lame as people say. Diggle will also be carrying a specialized gun it seems so the combat could be pretty awesome to see!
We should all calm down!
Arrow Season 4 I think is definitely going to improve from last season and it may be the best one yet! While I do agree my feeling are lukewarm at best when it comes to Diggle's new costume so far but I think that could change throughout the season. I think we are all in for a surprise and Diggle is definitely going to take a step forward this year! Hopefully he doesn't fail the city in Oliver's absence!