Arrow Season 05 was a pivotal turning point for the character known as Deathstroke. On one hand, the character returned in the show’s 100th episode…but it was only in costume, it wasn’t voiced or portrayed by the original actor Manu Bennett. But then, in the season finale “Lian Yu”, Bennett did indeed return, and fans rejoiced as the one true Deathstroke came back to form. You see, in Season 03, he was treated kind of badly by the writers, even Bennett noted how far the character was from when we saw him in Season 02, but the Season 05 finale seemed to indicate things would be better for the character.
Things got even more intriguing though when a potential storyline was brought up by Oliver Queen, as he gave Slade Wilson information about his son if he agreed to help him take down Prometheus. Leading many to wonder whether Slade would return in Season 06.
Well, at a Heroes and Villains Fest event, Stephen Amell confirmed he would be returning:
“I can report that Manu Bennett is back to being a part of the show, and I think we will see him multiple times this year, which is awesome.”
That will make a lot of fans happy, as they truly adore seeing Bennett as Deathstroke.