Deathstroke is coming: Manu Bennett talks Slade’s revenge on ‘Arrow’

The PromiseThis is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. Deathstroke. Is. Coming.

Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson are finally coming face-to-face in present-day Starling City in tonight’s all-new episode of Arrow.

“He’s basically following through on a promise that he made Oliver back on the island,” Bennett tells “Slade Wilson has a bone to pick with Oliver in regards to the death of Shado.”

We know that Oliver had defeated Slade once before, but Oliver and his team are facing their toughest challenge yet.

“Oliver is coming face to face with his equal, if not his master,” Bennett says. “Anything he has in his arsenal, Slade Wilson is very aware of. Looking into the history of Deathstroke and Slade Wilson in the comics, characters like Batman couldn’t fight Deathstroke. Oliver knows very well that this is a man he might not be able to defeat even with his skills. He’s going to be very careful of how he plays his cards with Slade because Slade is every bit the equal.”

And it looks like tonight’s episode is just the beginning.

Arrow airs tonight at 8/7c on The CW.

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