‘Arrow’ fans are languishing during the long break before the show returns at the beginning of October, but until then there is still news coming out about the heroes of Starling City, especially since this past weekend was San Diego Comic Con. During the panel for Warner Bros TV, it was revealed that Diggle would be getting his own “costume’ in ‘Arrow’ Season 4, though based on the images released (see below), it looks more like he will just be wearing a leather bike outfit with a custom helmet, that rumor has might have been designed for the vigilante by the folks over at Star Labs in Central City. We have yet to get a name for Diggle’s superhero persona, though star David Ramsey joked that he would be called ‘Black Driver,” a reference to his original role during Season 1 of the show where he was the bodyguard/driver of Oliver Queen.
Of course, a lot of people are disappointed that the costume is not green and featuring a glowing ring, but that might be something that they do not want to reveal just yet, as the “Black Driver” costume might just be a placeholder until the season gets going and John Diggle is chosen to join the vaunted ranks of the Green Lantern corps. Or that could never happen and Diggle will remain in the simple costume, which is fine by me as the character is interesting enough as it is without him getting cosmic powers. Fans have also speculated that Diggle might become the relatively obscure DC hero known as the Guardian, a hero known for his helmet who was once a policemen before turning vigilante, and who had ties in the comics to Roy Harper, Wildcat and the Atom. Of course, it could just be coincidence that Diggle fits the character profile, but it would be interesting if ‘Arrow’ decided to go more obscure when choosing where Diggle’s superhero status takes him. Until we know for sure, we’ll just have to keep speculating and waiting for more news until the show returns to the CW on October 7, 2015.
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