It’s hard to believe that Arrow is in to its fourth season now. It feels like only yesterday I heard that CW was stepping back into the world of superhero shows. Now there is an entire universe of superheroes on The CW that could almost rival the Marvel Universe. However, all of this began with Arrow, the show that no one knew if it would work or not.
While Arrow still continues to thrive, there is one notable aspect of the show that has gone missing in recent years… Deathstroke. Slade Wilson was one of the biggest characters on the show, and instrumental in turning Oliver into the man he was. Which makes it all the more surprising that he has been out of action lately. All of this has lead fans to ask the question, is he coming back?
In a recent interview, this question was put before Stephen Amell. Amell responded by saying: “Manu is a character, and Manu played a great character and I really honestly think that Arrow has been missing something since he hasn’t been around. I really do. He was a transformative villain. I would really love it if Deathstroke could keep being a part of the Arrow universe”.
Overall, it seems that fans are not the only people who are missing Deathstroke. In all honesty, I don’t know if he’ll be back. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he will still show up from time to time, but I don’t know if he will ever return in the capacity that he once held on the show. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t know where else the character could go.