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Deathstroke Makes His Way To 'Arrow'

Promotional photos for the upcoming episode of 'Arrow' reveal Slade Wilson battling Oliver Queen.

If you're one of the people who haven't been watching Arrow on the CW or you feel that the show had grown lackluster about halfway through the current season (those 'Huntress' episodes were unfortunately, not the best) the teaser for the upcoming episode might give you a reason to tune in on February 6th. Since the very first episode premiered back in October, the show has been showing viewers and fans snippets of Oliver Queen's life on that deserted island. We've seen him learn to hunt and kill his own food, struggle to survive and also learn the art of self defense by utilizing a bow and arrow.

But that's not all, is it? If you're a DC comics fan then you might recall seeing Deathstroke on one of the earliest episodes of this series' first season, and you may have also caught a glimpse of the mercenary's iconic mask. Yet, although he's made several very brief appearances on the show, fans have yet to see a formal introduction between the two characters.

== TEASER ==

On the February 6th episode of Arrow titled 'Betrayal' fans will get a look at just exactly what happened on that island between Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson (also known as Deathstroke). Not only will we get to see what happened between these two characters, but we will also see the man behind the Deathstroke mask, actor Manu Bennett.

The Huffington Post recently posted promotional images teasing the upcoming episode, giving fans a much clearer look at Bennett as Slade as well Oliver Queen on the island. From the looks of the images it seems as if these two butt heads pretty early on, and the episode appears to promise plenty of action. We don't know about you, but we're big fans of Deathstroke and we are definitely looking forward to seeing these two duke it out next month. What do you think of the images? Are you looking forward to the episode?

Source: The Huffington Post

Posted by EnSabahNurX

Kinda really wish they didn't show his face T___T

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Wait....that the guy from Spartacus? Crixus I think...

Posted by Matchstick

If you're not going to get Ron Pearlman or Stephen Lang to play Slade, then you should NEVER show his face.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Holy crap it is! Forget those haters, Manu Benett is awesome! Though I wish his hair was white, nice casting!

Posted by MCWachner

Amazing! Can't wait to watch the episodes!

Posted by Spideycap

Cant wait, this show may not be a masterpiece but it depicts the characters really well and is a blast to watch each week.

Posted by xanthiss

Maybe Arrow will shoot his eye out?

Posted by dondave

Good choice

Posted by SavageDragon

Manu Bennett is a fantastic actor. Those of you that are fans of Spartacus will know him as the Crixus the Undefeated Gaul. He is so awesome in that role and can be is an intense, ferocious as he needs to play and Im sure he can do justice to Slade. Yeah he needs the mask for sure but I'm sure it will make a comeback. Lets hope Manu can give this show some much needed bump to the acting/plot//charctersthatarecool/storyline/everything this show needs.

Posted by notarandomguy

I don't approve this as a fan of Slade but as a fan of 'Arrow', I accept this

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Now the story may start getting more interesting with Deathstroke in the mix.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

stab the dude in the eye

Posted by slade_wilson

Pretty nice. I look good.

Posted by Bluefox170

Deathstroke has been portrayed amazingly so far. Can't wait for more.

Posted by IsmoOC

Green Arrow vs DeathStroke? Cool! Can't wait!

Posted by MightyMODOK

Was he the guy who shot Ollie through the back in episode 2?

Posted by CrimsonSquire

"From the looks of the images it seems as if these two butt heads pretty early on"

, what does that mean?

Posted by GothamRed

Yes, after appearing in almost every one of the past several episodes, deathstroke will finally appear...again.


Posted by Grim

I like the actor (Sparticus is an ASTOUNDING show)... but im immediately seeing this as Deathstoke being underpowered for this show. I mean, unless he shows up once, kills his target in spite of GA, and then leave again... its not an accurate showing. Arrow has NEVER been one of the people considered capable of going 1on1 with Slade. So the idea of them being actual enemies, and the almost guarantee that DS is gonna lose his eye to Arrow... kinda makes me want to watch this show even less. They already turned Green Arrow into Batman, and Merlin into Smallvilles Lex Luthor. Now they are going to make DS more like Merlin it. It seems. i know i shouldnt judge before it comes out... but this is gearing up to be Smallville all over again. With a bunch of CW writers saying: "we can change what we want. Kill him! Add this! Who cares what the comics say? Comics are cute... but THIS IS TELEVISION!"

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

holyyy shizzz can't wait

Posted by Fetts


Posted by RedHush1

I am very excited for Manu Bennett I loved him on Spartacus and I'm here he can be a very good Slade. Maybe this is even before he got the enhancements. But still all the same I'm excited. Even excited to see him hand Oliver's ass to him

Edited by RedOwl_1

I've loved Arrow so far :D, I'm not sure about they showing Deathstroke's face (it kinda quits the mysterious factor), but we'll see.

Posted by Urban_Ronin

@Babs: Hell yeah he's wearing a Keffiyeh

Posted by Mia26

@Grim: I hate to break it to you but deathstroke and Green Arrow have fought before and Green Arrow did win.

Posted by ccraft

@Matchstick: Ron Pearlman? This guy looks bettter for the role. Manu is pretty good tv actor.

Posted by saoakden

I've been wondering when they're going to bring Deathstroke in to the the present. Seen him in flashbacks, but not in the present. Think he was mentioned at the end Year's End. I want to see Green Arrow and Deathsroke go one on one.

Posted by Raw_Material

Definitely looking forward to the next episodes. I also believed the appearance of the Huntress on 'Arrow' should have been more epic, rather than minor events that lead to life lessons for the both of them. Deathstroke has made a statement in the 'Arrow' series and deserves to be one of Arrow's main adversary throughout his stay on the mysterious island. Can't wait to see the more personal-side of the character in the next episodes!

Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

man i can't wait till the show finally hits germany....... i'm not a big green arrow fan, but i love deathstroke.

Posted by AmazingWebHead


Hey, whatever happened to how we used to call him "Deathstroke the Terminator"?

Posted by Vaeternus

I thought his black side of the mask was due to him being blind? It looks like he has both eyes there and even in the masked pic. Ok...

BTW, for the dude saying this may be like Smallville...Arrow should hope it's like Smallville being as how the show lasted 10 years...for TV that's good.

Posted by thebluedragon07

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Meh. Not impressed.

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

@ApatheticAvenger said:

Looked much better here.

Manu bennett is a good choice, I like his role as Crixus in Spartacus. He should be doing great in 'Arrow'

But Stephen Lang should be Slade in the big screen, he is the perfect candidate.

Posted by fACEmelter88

2 eyes? Why 2 eyes? Still very awesome, love Deathstroke, just a little more orange(?, color blind can't tell if his mask on the show is black/yellow, black/light orange)

Posted by Mishster192

If you know manu bennet from spartacus he's anything but underpowered, he's also got that gritty lower voice I think will match up with slade perfectly. I think If GA takes out slades eye then he will end up with the mask on more and more compared to an eyepatch.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Spartacus guy? Hmmm...well maybe its just me but he should have worn a white wig or something. Just my opinion.

Posted by VioletPhoenix

God Manu Bennett is yummy, how will I focus?! Like this.

Posted by evilvegeta74

@Matchstick: Pearlman, are you kidding? Hell boy, Sons of Anarchy, that guy could never be Slade, he's like ancient.

Edited by Grim

@Mia26 said:

@Grim: I hate to break it to you but deathstroke and Green Arrow have fought before and Green Arrow did win.

when? i only recall Identity Crisis. But i also know that general DS can deflect/dodge/catch arrows with ease, and has combat skills that equal or surpass the likes of people who are considered best in the DCU. So even if it did happen ONCE, it would have been story driven plot crap (like when DS lost to Geo Force) and not anything that could warrant saying DS would loose to or even draw with GA regularly.

Let me further add that i am a DS fan. While i havent read everything he's been in, ive seen allot and it always grabs my attention. The reason DS is always fighting teams or people who outclass him is because DC has consistently written him as top of the Street levelers. He is physically and mentally better than all of them, and one on one in a fight with no story or plot, he would destroy ANYONE who didnt majorly outclass him. he has crippled teams. fended off and (sometimes) escaped some of the bigger names/teams in the DCU. hell, he absolutely totaled Geo Force when Geo was showing lower end SUPERMAN stats. DC has designed him to be beyond beast so that when he shows up in a fight, it scares you. Its the reason Dc constantly shy's around proper Batman/DS fights. because if you keep having them meet, One of them will eventually be considered the ultimate winner, and the other would lose face.

but in general, saying GA can go head up to DS is saying Green Arrow is better than Batman. And no one is saying that. so in this show, DS would have to be Underpowered from his comics version, or Arrow Overpowered from his, for them to be comparable enemies.

Posted by Moby

Good choice as Slade; Manu is a great actor!! I'm just wondering if they will ever introduce superpowered characters or will that be too much.