Arrow fans will be pleased to know that Manu Bennett (Spartacus), who plays Slade Wilson a.k.a Deathstroke, will be a series regular for Arrow’s second season. Bennett joins the also-recently-promoted Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) and Emily Bett Rickars (Felicity Smoak).
Thanks to THR’s Lesley Goldberg, fans of the series and the comic could be seeing Slade in Season 2, on the island, and maybe… elsewhere?
Producers of the series have been cagey about whether Bennett would follow his comic book counterpart and become the famed villain. Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim have written Slade as an ally to Oliver, but as we have seen they do not agree on everything.
So far we can only assume that Bennett’s scene will continue on the island, we gotta remember that Oliver (Stephen Amell) was in Lian Yu for five years. Much can happen in that time and we have yet to see what.
As a fan of the character and the series, it would be great to see Slade Wilson appear in the present day, eyepatch and all. Perhaps we could be seeing some members of the Wilson family, maybe a Ravager or two…