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The CW told they can’t use Deathstroke anymore due to big screen plans

December 27th, 2017 by Marc Comments

It looks like once again The CW’s TV universe has fallen victim to the characters on the roster for the DC big screen universe as Deathstroke AKA Slade Wilson is now off limits.

Anyone watching the current season of Arrow will know that the character is, played by Manu Bennett (above right), one of the about things in the show and a constant fan favourite, however, with actor Joe Manganiello (above left) appearing at the end of Justice League as the character and talk of him getting his own spinoff movie (here), the TV universe has been told that they have to move forward without him

In a new interview Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim said that they have to do as they are told by DC: “These are DC’s characters, we’re just renting them ya know, so we use the characters that they tell us we can use when we can use them, and we work around whatever limitations that places us,” Guggenheim said.

“For a time they were saying ‘you can’t use Deathstroke’, and that changed and we were able to have Slade Wilson back on the show, and now we’re back to ‘you can’t use him’. They’re working on the feature film version, it really is sort of now that you’ve got obviously Slade, spoiler alert, Deathstroke appears at the end of the Justice League movie.”

This is not the first time this has happened on Arrow, who had previously introduced Deadshot and Harley Quinn but had to shut them down due to the Suicide Squad movie (here) so it seems that, while the TV universe is great, it’s still the big screen one that the people at DC are putting front and centre.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….