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Manu Bennett Returning to ‘Arrow’ as Deathstroke

This has been an especially difficult year for Arrow’s Oliver Queen. His past has come back to haunt him in the form of psychotic district attorney Adrian Chase/Prometheus.

Prometheus has killed dozens of police officers and criminals, turned one of Oliver’s team against him, tortured Oliver and then escaped police custody.

Now, it seems that the only way for Oliver to handle this situation is to fight fire with fire. Star Stephen Amell tweeted out a photo of Deathstroke’s famous mask with the caption “Desperate times call for desperate measures. Welcome back .”

Bennett was the big bad of season two as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. He first appeared in season one as Oliver’s friend on the island. Slade trained him and taught him to survive before losing himself to the Mirakuru serum. He blamed Oliver for the death of his true love, turned evil, killed Moira Queen and tried to destroy Starling City with an army of super powered criminals.

Following a final confrontation, Oliver defeated Deathstroke and had him placed in the ARGUS prison on Lian Yu. Wilson hasn’t been seen since a season three episode had Oliver and Thea trapped on the island. Deathstroke appeared as a vision the team had to fight during the alternate reality episode Invasion.

If Oliver is teaming with Slade to take down Prometheus, then he has truly reached his breaking point.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Wendy Mericle discussed Oliver’s desperate choices.

“You’re not going to believe who Oliver is working with to defeat Prometheus. It’s going to be really emotional,” said Mericle. “It’s going to be all about Oliver’s family, but not the family we’re thinking of right now. It’s going to end in a giant explosion, but not where we think it’s going to end, and the emotional punch is going to be bigger than the actual physical part of the bombs going off.”

Since Arrow is currently shooting its season finale, it must be assumed Bennett appears in that episode.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on The CW.

Source: Comic Book Resources

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