It took four seasons for it to happen, but we found out earlier this year that Diggle would be suiting up in a costume for season four, and now we have our first look at John Diggle fully suited up in his first hero costume!
Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim also had this to say about Diggle’s new costume to Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
I get a little Magneto vibe with the helmet, but while I’ll have to wait and see how the suit looks in motion in an actual episode to form a final opinion on it, it’s a costume that’s gonna take some getting used to for me. What do you guys think?
We’ll get to see the Diggle debut his new costume when “Arrow” returns on Wednesday, October 7th.