It looks like Oliver Queen will turn to an unlikely ally for assistance in his battle again Prometheus in the season five finale of Arrow, with actor Stephen Amell revealing on Twitter that Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson will be returning to the show!
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) April 10, 2017
Amell’s announcements follows comments from Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle, who discussed the season finale in a recent interview with EW, stating that: “he alliances are going to be very surprising. You’re not going to believe who Oliver is working with to defeat Prometheus. It’s going to be really emotional. It’s going to be all about Oliver’s family, but not the family we’re thinking of right now. It’s going to end in a giant explosion, but not where we think it’s going to end, and the emotional punch is going to be bigger than the actual physical part of the bombs going off.”
UPDATE: Deathstroke might be back, but apparently it is not Manu Bennett under the mask…
For the record – I'm not going back for Arrow! #assumptionisthemotherofall…
— Manu (@manubennett) April 10, 2017
— Manu (@manubennett) April 11, 2017
SECOND UPDATE: According to TV Guide, Bennett will in fact be returning, and is scheduled to start shooting in Vancouver this week. Presumably a stand-in has been used for the scenes that have already been shot, and Bennett was either confused, or is looking to drum up some publicity.
Arrow airs on The CW on Wednesday evenings, but is on a break until April 26th. You can check out a batch of promo images for the next episode ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ here.