This morning “Arrow” star Stephen Amell revealed on social media that Manu Bennett will reprise his role of Slade Wilson (aka. Deathstroke) in an upcoming episode of the fifth season of the series. Bennett himself has since sent out a tweet indicating he’s not doing it. So understandably, there’s confusion all around at the moment.
Bennett, who was a regular throughout the first two seasons, last appeared in a guest starring capacity in an episode of the third season with his character imprisoned in the A.R.G.U.S. facility on Lian Yu. Of the last few episodes of the season, producer Wendy Mericle tells EW:
“You’re not going to believe who Oliver is working with to defeat Prometheus. It’s going to be really emotional… It’s going to end in a giant explosion, but not where we think it’s going to end, and the emotional punch is going to be bigger than the actual physical part of the bombs going off.”
“Arrow” returns to The CW with the final batch of episodes for the season kicking off on Wednesday, April 26th.