Deathstroke Not Likely to Return to Arrow Because of Another DC Project

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When Stephen Amell said at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest that he wanted Deathstroke to return to Arrow, with Manu Bennett returning to the role, the internet exploded. Bennett tweeted out his support, though he does have another TV series right now.

Well, executive producer Marc Guggenheim may have just doused that particular fire, at least for the time being. In a Tumblr q&a page, Guggenheim answered a question about Slade Wilson or Walter returning to the show.

"The character of Slade Wilson is currently tied up in another DC project," Guggenheim said. "Walter is more likely."

It's an interesting response, and one that seems indicative of larger issues in the sharing of characters between DC Television and DC Film sides of DC Entertainment. Suicide Squad is the likely culprit, here, as rumors have pointed to Scott Eastwood playing Slade. That film is also probably why Amanda Waller was killed off on the show recently, and is absolutely why the Squad won't make anymore appearances on the series, after playing a prominent role for a couple of early seasons. It's also possible that Slade Wilson/Deathstroke could appear in another future film, like the Batman solo movie for Ben Affleck's take on the character.

Where this TV/movie clash will get even more interesting is in 2018, when The Flash gets his first big screen solo film starring Ezra Miller. If The CW's The Flash is in the midst of its fourth season at the same time, DCE and Warner Bros will have to address the issue more directly, and control the message of why some characters can exist in both and others can't.

(h/t - HH)

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    • TurtleDude
    • 2237 Posts in 29 Months

    Goddammit, fck DC! They do a great job at screwing around with their best media property, the Arrow-verse. DC is a bunch of pricks that have no idea how to satisfy fans. The mentality of killing off or preventing certain characters from showing up in the Arrow-verse because they will appear in the films is completely asinine and backwards. I honestly thought they were going to kill off Katana in the last episode of Arrow because DC knows how to mess around with their shows.

    • enteimike
    • 23 Posts in 20 Months

    I doubt they will cancel the flash since that is one of their most successful show

  1. I think a moment should be taken to appreciate the artistry of this comment.

    I too had that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that they were going to kill off Katana which would be beyond tragic. Rila Fukushima was one of the best parts of season 3.

    • Darkseid
    • 61 Posts in 21 Months

    Wally west will probably be the tv flash by the time the movie comes out.

    • Nerdstir
    • 4 Posts in 10 Months

    Though I agree with your initial feeling of Katana being cutdown, I don't feel that DC is to blame. Instead, I feel that big shots in Hollywood are the culprits who put the kabosh on our new comic show s. Look at Marvel. Disney/Marvel is doing a pretty decent job with their continuity as well as story. Marvel and Fox could learn a bit from the Avengers campaign.

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