Michael Rowe, the actor who plays Deadshot on The CW's Arrow, would like to see his character return to the series and lead Diggle, one of Oliver Queen's closest allies, down a darker path.
Rowe revealed this during a panel at Planet Comiccon Kansas City, according to ComicBook.com reader Michael Leslie who was in attendance. Rowe said that he believed Deadshot had earned Diggle's trust before he died and that he'd like to "draw Diggle down a darker path."
At his booth later, Rowe said that he believed Deadshot and Diggle's stories were "very similar at this point," primarily in relation to the death of Diggle's brother. He also believes tempting Diggle could spark a new conflict with Oliver. "And I don't think [Deadshot] has a beef with Arrow, but [he] could have one if he gets Diggle going down a darker path," Rowe said.
Deadshot died in an explosion but later haunted Diggle as a hallucination. If Rowe were to return to Arrow, he could continue corrupting Diggle as a vision in Diggle's own mind. Alternatively, Arrow is a superhero show, meaning an actual return from the dead isn't out of the question.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. Oliver returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum).
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.
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