Executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim has both hinted that Arrow fans can expect some surprising returns from past characters in the Arrow Season 5 finale.
They’ve already come through on that promise twice over. First, Manu Bennet was confirmed to reprise his role as Deathstroke for the Arrow Season 5 finale. Following that, Katrina Law was also confirmed to be returning as Nyssa al Ghul in the episodes as well.
Could a third return be in the works? Back in March, actor Nick E. Tarabay hinted on Twitter that he was itching to return to his role as Captain Boomerang on Arrow.
Who really misses this guy ?— Nick E Tarabay (@nicktarabay) March 24, 2017
Cause as you know....What goes around ALWAYS comes back around. pic.twitter.com/o5PXBQYoq6
Judging by a certain photo from the Arrow set, Tarabay may be getting his wish. Strangely enough, the photo was tweeted by Bennett as a denial of his return to Arrow. Bennett says the man under the Deathstroke helmet is not him, and that he’s still filming The Shannara Chronicles Auckland.
Regardless, there are three people in that photo. There’s Deathstroke, whoever may be playing him under the mask. There’s Stephen Amell, of course. And then there’s a man in a long coat who certainly appear to be Tarabay as Captain Boomerang, though the photo isn’t quite clear enough to confirm for sure.
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Captain Boomerang, a.k.a. Digger Harkness is a former member of the Suicide Squad who was last seen in the ARGUS supermax prison on Lian Yu. That the Arrow Season 5 finale is titled “Lian Yu” may be an additional hint at Captain Boomerang’s return.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
In Arrow Season 5, newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.