The DC universe on The CW started with Arrow back in 2012 with Oliver Queen and his partner John Diggle tackling crime on the streets in Starling City. The DC universe has since expanded with the more fantastical Flash and Legends of Tomorrow joining the superhero lineup. Arrow remains mostly grounded in reality, and so the expansion of the DC universe has exposed the regular folks of Arrow to some distinctly irregular characters from the other series. Now that Supergirl will be moving to The CW in the fall, the Arrow crew will encounter the most impossible ally yet with the superpowered alien Kara. According to David Ramsay, John Diggle might be the member of Team Arrow to have an extreme reaction to Kara.
The actor didn't mince words in his prediction of how Diggle might react to Kara. Here's what David Ramsay had to say:
David Ramsay shared his theory about how Digg could respond to the sight of Kara in flight at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Secaucus, NJ. The idea of the big, tough, stoic John Diggle freaking out to the point of wetting himself just a little bit is both hilarious and somewhat realistic. He literally tossed his food the first time he saw Barry running at superspeed, and he wasn't exactly thrilled that his later trip to Central City involved chasing down a man-shark metahuman going by the name King Shark. A cheerful blonde girl from Krypton flying across the horizon to say hello could definitely push him over the edge.
Personally, I'm more excited about Diggle's reaction to Kara than anybody else's on Team Arrow. Felicity will probably be cool with the science of the situation, and Oliver seems to have resigned himself to meeting people with crazy powers every once in a while, but Digg still has a ways to go before superpowers can be an acceptable part of the norm for him. David Ramsay is great with comedy, so Digg's first meeting with Kara may be just what a crossover event needs for some levity. After all, the characters generally don't cross over en masse unless there's a crisis in one of their cities, and crises often aren't all that funny. Digg giving Kara the side-eye for a while could definitely bring some laughs.
Of course, given how large The CW's DC universe will be as of Fall 2016, Diggle might not play too significant a part in any major crossover extravaganzas between the four shows. Oliver, Barry, and Kara will have to contribute in major ways on behalf of their shows, and the Legends of Tomorrow ensemble will be pretty big. Even side characters as important as Diggle could be benched for the big crossovers. Hopefully, whenever he encounters Kara for the first time, the episode will give him time to react as only Diggle can: with barely-contained and pretty damn funny panic.
Unfortunately, it'll be a while before we get to see David Ramsay back in action as John Diggle in The CW's DC universe. Team Arrow is currently split, and Digg is off somewhere with the army. Check out what we know so far about Arrow Season 5 for a look at what is confirmed to be coming next at this point, and don't forget to take a look at the fallTV premiere schedule to see when all The CW's comic shows will hit the airwaves next.