Marc Guggenheim Confirms Why Deathstroke Won't Be Coming Back to Arrow Anytime Soon

Monday, 08 February 2016 - 12:09PM
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Monday, 08 February 2016 - 12:09PM
Marc Guggenheim Confirms Why Deathstroke Won't Be Coming Back to Arrow Anytime Soon
Last we saw Arrow's Slade Wilson, he was imprisoned in an A.R.G.U.S. supermax, and apparently he will languish there for quite a while. Marc Guggenheim just confirmed on his Tumblr that the popular (albeit misused) character can't return to Arrow for the foreseeable future, as he is "tied up in another DC project."

http://marcguggenheim.tumblr.com/post/138822740099/any-possible-chance-of-either-slade-or-walter


Could this project be Suicide Squad? Rumors have been going around for months that Scott Eastwood's mysterious character is actually the popular DC Comics villain. Now that it's confirmed he's not playing Steve Trevor, the evidence is mounting for this theory. Heroic Hollywood's Umberto Gonzalez claimed that he saw Eastwood's costume with the name "Wilson" on it, while a redditor who claimed to have attended a Suicide Squad focus group revealed that Deathstroke was going to be a bodyguard for Amanda Waller, who is then placed in the Squad in order to oversee them for her. 

This isn't a confirmation that he will be in Suicide Squad, of course, but it's difficult to think of another likely option. I can't imagine that the character would be prevented from returning to Arrow for a video game, for example, so it's probably a film, which generally takes precedence over the television shows. And Suicide Squad seems much more likely than anything else DC has on their slate of upcoming films, with the possible exception of the Batman solo film, since he's often portrayed as a Batman villain (although the Joker will likely be the main villain for that one). In any case, if it is true, we have one more reason—among many—to be excited about Suicide Squad.
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