As far back as Barry Allen’s first appearance on Arrow, the Arrowverse has had no shortage of Easter eggs for fans of DC Comics lore. The crossovers are obviously no exception, and the current “Elseworlds” event is chock full of them. But one major theory regarding one of the characters from Arrow specifically may have been confirmed during the Arrow portion of the crossover last night, all thanks to John Wesley Shipp’s Barry Allen from Earth-90.
The Earth-90 Barry Allen only had two brief appearances during “Elseworlds” last night, but during one appearance when he actually spoke to Kara, Barry, Oliver, and both Team Flash and Team Arrow about what the Monitor was planning, he took one look at Diggle, referred to him as “John,” and asked why he wasn’t wearing his ring. To Earth-90 Barry, things were more different on other Earths than he realized.
One of the longstanding theories in regards to the Arrowverse is that John Diggle is actually John Stewart — yes, Green Lantern John Stewart. And while there have been nods to Hal Jordan in the Arrowverse in the past, as far back as The Flash in its first season with a mention of a test pilot who disappeared from Ferris Air, there’s been little, if anything, that tied Diggle to John Stewart. But it appears that on Earth-90, Diggle is indeed a Green Lantern.
And then, during the “Elseworlds” crossover, Stephen Amell tweeted out a gif of John Stewart from Justice League Unlimited. Well, that would just add to the speculation, but do you know who, among the many people, responded to that tweet? David Ramsey. Here, have a look.
— David Ramsey (@david_ramsey) December 11, 2018
In an episode that was chock full of Batman Easter eggs that accompanied the visit to Gotham City and the introduction of Ruby Rose’s Batwoman, the confirmation that, at least on Earth-90, Diggle is a Green Lantern, is sure to make many a fan happy because of all the speculation. Like the references to Kord Industries, we’ll have to wait and see if there will ultimately be a payoff to these nods or if they’re just fun easter eggs.
What do you think? Would you want to see John Diggle become a Green Lantern in some form or fashion? Or do you believe there won’t be any payoff to this on Earth-1? Let us know in the comments below.
The “Elseworlds” crossover event concludes tonight with a new episode of Supergirl at 8 P.M. on The CW.
New ‘Elseworlds’ Stills Include A New Look At Ruby Rose As Batwoman
Some brand new stills from the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event entitled Elseworlds have hit the web, courtesy of The CW. The new stills in particular give us a brand new look at actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman as well as some new images of our beloved heroes Green Arrow (Grant Gustin), The Flash (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
The new image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman gives us yet another exciting look at the character that will help showcase Gotham City to the Arrowverse through this exciting narrative. You can check out the new stills in the gallery by clicking “Next”.
What do you make of these new stills from the Elseworlds crossover? Are you excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the first time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Arrowverse.
Here is the synopsis for the first chapter of the Elseworlds event:
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.