The season 2 of Arrow TV series will continue to be the best ever in the show’s history. And it’s not because of Stephen Amell particularly, instead, it’s because of the season villain – Slade Wilson/Deathstroke played by Many Bennett. He came to Starling city to avenge the death of his girlfriend Shadow as he believed Oliver is responsible for her death as he chose to protect Sara Lance. He brought an entire army of Mira Kuru soldiers to Starling city who took it under their control, assassinated top officials and bribed others (including Mayor). The season was gritty, tense and edgy, villain was relatable, story was grounded and Oliver was all heroic with his bow and arrow.
The rumor mills are always abuzz with clues or signs of Slade Wilson returning to Star city in the future seasons of Arrow. Recently, when the episode focused on Shadowspire activities, Slade Wilson fans claimed that this might be the sign of bringing Deathstroke back in the next season. But all speculation has been finally put to rest by Marc Guggenheim as he clarified on his Tumblr page that Deathstroke has been earmarked for a live action DC property.
In DC Comic-book universe, he is an assassin for hire who always gets his way. He is one of the most powerful figure whose powers are off the charts and he has a sword with magical blade. He could calculate every move of his opponent and then destroy him at will. In one of the DC storyline titled “Identity crisis”, Deathstroke single-handedly took care of the entire justice league. While in the TV show, he has faded into oblivion and is trapped in a maximum security prison forever.
In the interview with TheMusic.com, Manu Bennett said “I think Deathstroke had a lot of possibilities with Arrow but, I think they took it in the wrong direction.”
He further added “It took the Justice League to defeat him; it took an army to take him on. In Arrow, it took a while for Oliver [Queen/Arrow] to prove his point, but [season three] was just a beating of Slade, adding insult to injury.”
Should we sign a petition to bring Manu Bennett back into Arrow?
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