“The Flash” and “Arrow” writers have their work cut out for them. Earlier this week, David Ramsey, who plays John Diggle on “Arrow,” posted a picture of himself next to a sign to the “The Flash” writers’ room. This could only mean one thing: The shows will crossover again, but only for one episode and only with a couple of characters.
Earlier today, Comicbook.com exclusively reported that Diggle will, in fact, be appearing on “The Flash” and that he and his wife Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson, “The Walking Dead”) will be heading to Central City in episode 15 to help Barry (Grant Gustin) take on King Shark, who first appeared for no more than a minute in episode four. CGI costs prevented the production team from using him further, but it seems this is no longer the case. Perhaps The CW has increased the budget.
Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about Diggle’s appearance: “The Diggles arrive in Central City to help Barry take on King Shark who has escaped from ARGUS and is hellbent on completing his mission of destroying The Flash.” That’ll be interesting, seeing as how Diggle is always so uncomfortable around Team Flash, and he won’t have Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as a buffer. Also, let’s not forget that it was Zoom who sent King Shark to Earth-1 to begin with.
The last time the characters of both shows crossed over were in the episodes “Legends of Today” and “Legends of Yesterday,” which introduced Hawkman and Vandal Savage, the villain for The CW’s time-hopping “Legends of Tomorrow.”
“The Flash” returns on January 19 at 8 p.m. on The CW.