Arrow’s sixth season is shaping up to be a big one for Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, who debuted as the show’s Season 2 antagonist. Since then, Deathstroke has made a few brief cameos. But Season 5’s final hour saw the character, and actor Manu Bennett, return in grand fashion. The series’ sixth run will put even more of an emphasis on the reformed villain. Not only will Slade’s backstory receive in depth exploration, but it’ll be done in a two-part episode during the upcoming season’s first half.
Teasing whatever may be on the horizon, Manu Bennett recently shared a photo on Instagram (via CBR). The image, pictured below, is of the actor in costume as Slade.
Slade will also feature in the season’s premiere episode, as the story picks up not too long after the explosive events that closed Season 5.
What part of the character’s past to you hope is delved into? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Arrow returns Thursday, October 12 at 9pm EST.