With the exception of him popping up in The Flash Season 6 episode “Marathon” to help Barry Allen come to terms with Oliver Queen’s death, we haven’t seen David Ramsey’s John Diggle since Arrow concluded in early 2020. However, the character will soon make a big comeback, with Diggle appearing on episodes of nearly all of the currently-airing Arrowverse shows (while Legends of Tomorrow will see Ramsey playing a new character). As far as his Batwoman appearance is concerned, it turns out that Diggle will play a key role in the journey of one of the show’s main characters: Luke Fox.
Luke Fox has been through a lot in recent episodes of Batwoman, as he was shot by a Crows agent while he was trying to prevent a carjacking, and then imagined seeing Bruce Wayne and his deceased father, Lucius Fox, while in a coma. Luke is now awake again, but considering he was ready to die, he’ll be struggling emotionally in the coming weeks. Before it was confirmed that John Diggle would specifically play a “pivotal role” in Luke’s arc, here’s what Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries had to say to EW about the Arrow character dropping in:
He comes into one of our characters' lives at a really instrumental period in their life, and gives some advice that changes the course of somebody's life completely.
It was already a big deal that David Ramsey was coming in to direct an episode of Batwoman, but it’s also nice to hear that John Diggle will help Luke Fox transition into the next chapter of his life. So just how will this happen? Well, while the specifics of Diggle’s influence are being kept under wraps, last month, Ramsey said that his character would help someone “take their into their own destiny of becoming a full-fledged superhero.” Considering how long he fought crime alongside Green Arrow, he’s certainly qualified to help another person embrace the superhero life.
Cut to yesterday, it was officially confirmed that Camrus Johnson’s Luke Fox will suit up as Batwing before Batwoman Season 2 is over, with images of the character wearing high-tech armor being released to the public. This isn’t to say that Luke will suit up immediately after he and John Diggle have a heart-to-heart, but it does sound like Diggle will help push Luke towards the mantle that his comic book counterpart has held for almost a decade now, having inherited the Batwing moniker from Batman Incorporated member David Zavimbe.
We’ll learn how John Diggle leaves a notable impact on Luke Fox and the rest of the Batwoman cast when the next episode, “Rebirth,” airs Sunday, June 13 at 9 pm ET. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more Arrowverse news, and keep track of your other favorite shows with our 2021 summer TV schedule.