Speaking at Heroes & Villains Fest San Jose, Bennett says he’s lucky that Arrow has supplied him and his character with a rich backstory to work with.
“I mean, I’m lucky because of all of the Slade origin story stuff,” Bennett says. “Every time we
“So being able to sink
These comments are quite a change of heart from what Bennett said about Arrow’s direction for Deathstroke in a 2015 interview.
“I think Deathstroke had a lot of possibilities with Arrow but, I think they took it in the wrong direction,” Bennett said. “I think they should have honored the Marv Wolfman character who was literally unstoppable. I read the DC comic books and thought Deathstroke was so bad arse because they make it that nobody can stop him. He’s not even super-powered, he is just a mercenary. It took the Justice League to defeat him; it took an army to take him on. In Arrow, it took a while for Oliver [Queen/Arrow] to prove his point, but [season three] was just a beating of Slade, adding insult to injury.”
It seems that Bennett has adjusted to the villain decay and found something else to latch onto in Deathstroke’s history and humanity.
Arrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Et on The CW.