While Diggle may begin back in the military in season 5, once he returns to fighting crime a costume upgrade follows suit. Ramsey plays Diggle on the show, and is very excited about his new helmet after his love-hate relationship with the previous one.
“When I first saw it, I thought it was awesome, then I started working with it and went, ‘aw, no.’ Then I went through a hate relationship with it, then I started really liking it! By the time I got back to liking it again, they said, ‘it’s gonna change.'”
The new helmet on the other hand seems much better to Ramsey. “Thank the Lord,” David Ramsey said after the new helmet was mentioned in an interview.
“I’ve seen the new helmet, tried it on. I think it is better. It’s going to be a Cisco creation, from The Flash.”
Ramsey also spoke about what makes his character so unique on Arrow.
“What’s great about Diggle – unlike the other members of the team who are truly exceptional – Oliver is one of the greatest fighters in the world, Felicity has the brains like none other along with Echo’s character; Diggle is like everybody else. He grew up in the hood, decided to join the Army, became Special Forces, and wanted to help,” Ramsey explained. “He’s always been that guy. So why does he do it? He can’t imagine being anyone else. He wants his daughter to grow up in a world that doesn’t have these elements in them.”
He went on to describe the upcoming season’s premiere episode as incredible and promised the show will hit the ground running when it returns.
Arrow season 4 returns to The CW October 5, 2016.