In case you hadn’t already heard, Slade Wilson is returning to Arrow. So, spoiler alert, Slade survived the explosion on Lian Yu.
So what can we expect from these Slade Wilson-centric episodes? Well, it has a lot to do with his son, Joe.
Arrow has cast Lucifer alum Liam Hall as Joe Wilson, reports EW.com.
Joe Wilson is described as having “followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the secret Australian military agency, A.S.I.S. After years of brutal combat, Joe now finds himself in a remote Kasnian prison under the alias, Kane Wolfman, fighting for his life.”
In Arrow‘s season 5 finale, Oliver Queen promised Slade information about Joe in exchange for his help with taking down Prometheus on Lian Yu. So the Slade Wilson pair of episodes, teased at San Diego Comic-Con, will certainly focus on an emotional element of the character.
Joe is not to be confused with Grant Wilson, who was Slade’s “potential son” in an alternate 2046 version of Star City on Legends of Tomorrow.
More Slade, easily one of the best villains on Arrow ever, is fine by us.
Arrow Season 6 premieres Thursday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c on The CW.