About as long as Arrow has pulled Diggle into the fold, fans have clamored to see David Ramsey’s character suiting up along side Oliver Queen. Oliver even mentioned as much in the Season 3 finale, and Season 4 will finally grant the #TeamArrow regular his own costume, judging by the latest photo. Nope, that’s not Magneto!

The CW released our first (hi-res) look at John Diggle suited up in a protective costume to fight crime on Star City streets, as teased from the panel at Comic-Con 2015. Granted, concept art also included a visor that better concealed Diggle’s identity (and presumably offered more protection), though the helmet may have some additional functions we’re not seeing.


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Says producer Marc Guggenheim to EW:

We try to be very consistent with our characterization. I don’t think Diggle looks at it as a costume per se. Oliver, in the last season, gave him advice in terms of concealing his identity, and so Diggle approaches it from a very practical standpoint. He followed Oliver’s advice and he’s got a means of concealing his identity, but I think Diggle would probably react to anyone calling it a costume.


In addition to its Constantine crossover, we know of Arrow Season 4 that the fourth year is expected to somewhat creatively revamp the series after its Season 3 finale saw Oliver retiring the vigilante lifestyle. In addition to a focusing on DC villains H.I.V.E. and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Season 4 will also introduce Rutina Wesley, Parker Young, Jeri Ryan’s Jessica Danforth, J.R. Bourne’s Double Down, Echo Kellum’s Mr. Terrific, Alexander Calvert’s Anarky, and White Canary before her Legends of Tomorrow role.

Apart from Wendy Mericle’s elevation to co-showrunner alongside Marc Guggenheim, we also know that Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander will helm an episode. Arrow Season 4 will premiere on October 7, but stand by for the full trailer soon! And what should we make of Diggle’s new look?


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