Minor ARROW Season 3 Spoiler

Slade Wilson actor Manu Bennett gave away a minor season 3 spoiler for The CW's Arrow at Florida's Megacon. Namely, the identity of season 3's big bad - which should be somewhat obvious if you've been watching the show.

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By Mark Julian - 3/24/2014

Arrow season 3 spoilers Manu Bennett

By all accounts, Spartacus actor Manu Bennett was a charming panel guest at Florida's Megacon this past weekend. He recounted humorous stories about landing his role as Slade Wilson on The CW's Arrow (apparently he "accidentally" choked out a script reader during his audition) and told fans that he'd like to do more of his own stunts on the show but Canada has a union for stunt performers, so he doesn't get to perform as many as he'd like. That duty goes to his stunt double, James Michaelopoulos. However, the most interesting question of the panel was from a fan, who asked whether Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke survives his inevitable showdown with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and whether there's a chance he survives and then returns next season to team up with Arrow season one big bad, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman)? Bennett revealed that the script for the season finale hasn't been written yet so he doesn't know how things shake out between Slade and Oliver but Bennett reportedly confirmed that Malcolm Merlyn will indeed be back and hinted strongly that he'll be the main antagonist for season 3 of Arrow. Not too much of a spoiler as we saw Merlyn return earlier in season 2 but he's since backed away from Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) and the rest of the Queen family at the mere mention of Ra's Al Ghul's name.

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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: (Season Two) October 9th, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann, Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland, Caity Lotz, Manu Bennett, Susanna Thompson
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Characters: George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

"After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine."
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StingyFox - 3/24/2014, 3:25 AM
Hopefully by Season 3 we get Nightwing. That would be a bad*** team up against Malcom and Slade.
ThePresidentGaming - 3/24/2014, 3:25 AM
HOLY SHIT.

He chocked out the dude at the audition.
Doopie - 3/24/2014, 3:32 AM
when will ra's appear that's what i wanna know
Sumitsjc - 3/24/2014, 3:37 AM
well lets finish this Season with greatness.
ProfessorX - 3/24/2014, 3:41 AM
When will Green Arrow turn up on the show? That's what I want to know.

http://www.comicvine.com/profile/lyrafay/blog/why-arrow-is-not-green-arrow/92979/
yowsaman - 3/24/2014, 3:46 AM
season 1 was slow in the beginning.

but season 2 is really good.

comming from a marvel fan :)
JoJo1982 - 3/24/2014, 4:01 AM
He's the best about this show. I'm glad Mervyn is coming back!!!

This truly is a great superhero
Bobevanz - 3/24/2014, 4:05 AM
Veto arsenal for red arrow! Captain Jack is coming back???? Yay!
TopCat89 - 3/24/2014, 4:11 AM
Haha I heard he was at a military base after the success of Spartacus...they showed him how to successfully pull off a chokehold....then comes the Arrow audition, where a chokehold is in the script, so he did what was told by the military....result being the "stand in" guy passes out lol

Aside from all the fierce manly roles Manu keeps landing, every interview I see of him, he's a genuinely kind gentleman. Great guy!
GliderMan - 3/24/2014, 4:22 AM
No Nightwing, Connor Hawke all the way!

Was seriously hoping they'd keep Merlyn on the shelf til Season 4 though. Urgh
loki668 - 3/24/2014, 4:22 AM
Ooooooh!!!! Arrow and Deathstroke teaming up would be bad news for ANYONE they're targeting. That's hilarious that he choked out someone in a script read. It would even be funnier if he just walked in the room, choked dude out, said "I'm Deathstroke", and then walked out of the room.
Doopie - 3/24/2014, 4:23 AM
ProfessorX

that's an interesting article. I doubt we'll see Ollie from this series as that GA but i would like to see wild cat make an appearance. i think this show is still finding it's feet in some ways so there is room for Oliver to change and develop
SAZMD - 3/24/2014, 4:34 AM
I met Manu Bennett at Walker Stalker Con recently. He is awesome. Very engaging, very dedicated to fan service, very personable. He told that same story about choking out a reader during the Arrow panel. The crowd loved it. Just an all around cool dude.
TopCat89 - 3/24/2014, 4:38 AM
@loki668

Apparently once the guy passed out, Manu immediately apologised, but the director was like "know that's brilliant!"....regardless of an unconscious bloke on the floor haha
thalidomide - 3/24/2014, 4:39 AM
Manu Bennett is Slade Wilson!
LeroyJenkins - 3/24/2014, 4:44 AM
He wouldn't be teaming up with arrow...
loki668 - 3/24/2014, 4:47 AM
@TopCat89

Hopefully, the victim of the choke got paid over "scale".
mgeoff88 - 3/24/2014, 5:04 AM
Damn... note to self, never reads scripts with Manu Bennet, ha ha.

He is very passionate about the role which shows in his performance.

Wait, if Malcom Merlyn is back in season 3, that must mean he makes a deal with Ra's al Ghul. Otherwise, he would still be laying low.
ManCalledSting - 3/24/2014, 5:05 AM
Prof. X: Ummmm....you may ant to pick better wrote article, to support your claim. I stopped reading after the third typo, which was damn early.
ProfessorX - 3/24/2014, 5:16 AM
"Ummmm....you may ant to pick better wrote article, to support your claim. I stopped reading after the third typo, which was damn early."

GliderMan - 3/24/2014, 5:28 AM
Hey he can make typos all he wants, he ain't writing no dad blame article.

Although I do wish Ollie was like his CB counterpart politically
Scarilian - 3/24/2014, 5:31 AM
@OldGrey

"Ummmm....you may ant to pick better wrote article, to support your claim. I stopped reading after the third typo, which was damn early."

FAIL xD

If you are going to respond complaining about a typo. Then at the very least try and make sure you are not making a typographical error yourself. Otherwise it makes you look dumb.
SuperSomething616 - 3/24/2014, 5:51 AM
I doubt they'll kill Slade...he's a major DC character...so I am hoping they'll just resolve the beef Slade has with Oliver and they'll move on...without needing to kill Slade (which would be dumb to do)...
TheFlash18 - 3/24/2014, 6:17 AM
nightwing...NIGHTWING
ManCalledSting - 3/24/2014, 7:02 AM
Oh nos!!!!!!!!! My phone missed a "w", what shall I do!!!!! I'm writing on a phone, in a comment section, not posting a poorly written article, as a bases to support my claim. Also, isn't it alittle lazy posting someone else's thoughts, instead of your own? Uh oh, did I typo there at all? Idk, not gonna check!!!!
ManCalledSting - 3/24/2014, 7:03 AM
I'd love if Nightwing showed up, and had a great looking suit. They've done good with the suits so far.
Daygodave - 3/24/2014, 7:04 AM
When do we get to see Flash
ManCalledSting - 3/24/2014, 7:14 AM
Also, weren't you defending AoS, but you're gonna poo poo on this show? Sounds like a Disney's Marvel Studios loyalist.
KURockChalk - 3/24/2014, 7:19 AM
Manu does sound like a nice guy. I have no doubt about choking out someone. Commentary for Xena the stunties used to complain that he never held back on fight scenes. He would go all out and hurt people.
LegacyOfHush - 3/24/2014, 7:36 AM
Well that kind of proves my theory that Tommy Merlyn is coming back.
smell - 3/24/2014, 7:53 AM
This show needs bill Murray as an aged batman
dnno1 - 3/24/2014, 7:59 AM
For season 3, Ollie should upgrade to one of these:
ProfessorX - 3/24/2014, 8:22 AM
@OldGreg: Isn't it lazy criticizing the grammar of an article rather than the content?
Tainted87 - 3/24/2014, 8:28 AM
Yeah, just keep rubbing the salt in...
I didn't get to go to MegaCon Sunday because some idiot punted my motorcycle into the bushes trying to back into a parking space. Surreal moment when I went outside...
UltimateHunt - 3/24/2014, 9:17 AM
It will be bad ass if ben affleck makes a cameo.
batmanvsuperman - 3/24/2014, 9:26 AM
Yes awesome best show love it
JillyMcBeam - 3/24/2014, 9:28 AM
I will never be satisfied until I see Laurel's boobs.
SentinelofLiberty - 3/24/2014, 9:38 AM
@Professor X...the producers have said all along that the show would largely be about Ollie's evolution into what we know as Green Arrow. From what little sense I can make of the article, the main gripe is that the show didn't start out with Ollie already being the hero we know from the books. I, for one, am enjoying watching the evolution.
Dmon - 3/24/2014, 10:08 AM
I never want to see any of Batman's sons on here it's to early for that. And you can't have any of them unless you set up Batman first. Their back stories would be to hard to explain or they would have no connection to Batman what so ever and would just be bastardizations of their characters.
FanofMrSunday58 - 3/24/2014, 10:40 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Exactly Dmon, No Batman or spinoff Batman characters unless they are tied to Arrow and not to Batman. The minute we actually get Harley Quinn or Nightwing instead of just hints is the minute we get people expecting Batman or asking why Batman didn't show up during the Starling City quake or whatever event is going to be in this season's finale. Batman can have "Gotham", but he should leave other DC TV series alone.
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