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Arrow casts Slade Wilson/Deathstroke

December 2nd, 2012 by Christopher Williams Comments

According to report on EWonline, a major role on Arrow has been cast. Manu Bennett, from the Starz hit series Spartacus; will be joining the cast of Arrow for a few episodes. The big news is who Bennett will be playing, Slade Wilson. That’s right folks, Bennett will be filling the role of the unmasked Deathstroke.

Deathstroke has already appeared on the show via flashbacks, being played by a different actor. Bennett will be filling the role of Slade Wilson, the man under the mask. There is no word yet if he will become Deathstroke on the show, which would be interesting as all hell, or if he will already be the major DC baddie. What EW was able to tell us though is that, through flashbacks, Wilson and Oliver Queen will form some kind of team up on the island, likely through a necessity rather than being good chums. I am wondering if Wilson will have anything to do with Oliver making it back home.

Bennett is looking to keep himself quite busy with Spartacus set to film its final season, his commitment to Arrow, as well as already filling the shoes of an Orc chieftain in the Hobbit.

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.