For guys like Arrow’s John Diggle, their day job probably comes with more risks than rewards. But, according to David Ramsey, Oliver’s friend should be getting a very special gift from The Flash’s Cisco Ramon next season.
At Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2016, Ramsey spoke with avid Arrow fans about his character and discussed where he saw Diggle going in Season 5. While he had plenty to say, fans were excited to hear about more cross-over potential between Arrow and The Flash as the actor told the audience, “Season 5, you will see a Cisco-created new mask for Diggle.”
Given CW’s growing catalog of comic book adaptations, the channel plans to mix-and-match its titles as much as possible. With Supergirl having joined the network following its cancellation from ABC, fans are anticipating some major cross-overs between shows such as The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. CW has already proved its cross-over potential as Arrow and The Flash have already famously come in contact over past seasons. It’s no surprise, then, that Cisco would be popping up in Arrow for its fifth season, even if it’s just by reference.
Fans know Cisco as one of Barry Allen’s best friends and a talented mechanical engineer who works for S.T.A.R. Labs. In past seasons, Cisco has built dozens of weapons and gadgets for Team Flash which have either hindered the group or saved their lives. But, by Season 2, the sarcastic genius had gotten the used to building tech that could suppress meta-humans. Cisco eventually joined up with Joe West at the Central City Police Department to create armor and gadgets. Cisco also began teaming up with Arrow occasionally to help them suss out cases like when he helped Felicity analyze one of Boomergang’s deadly weapons.
For Diggle, getting Cisco’s help in Season 5 would be greatly appreciated as the former soldier has undertaken a new codename in Star City. Known as Spartan, Diggle spent last season avenging Black Canary’s death after it was revealed that his brother Andy was partially responsible for her murder. The character's original helmet design was noticeably restrictive in Season 4, but all of that looks like it'll change this Fall once Cisco gets his redesign completed.
For Diggle’s sake, let’s just hope the notoriously mischievous engineer doesn’t put any unwanted surprises inside the helmet. It wouldn’t go over well for Spartan to be on a mission and have his gear start spewing confetti or whatnot.