Seasons 3 and 4 of Arrow have conspicuously scuttled off any and all characters related to DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad, to the point several past figures have been referred to as “off the table.” Now, Season 4 might surprisingly return one of the series’ biggest antagonists, however briefly.
It’s been some time since the first season of MTV’s long-brewing Shannara Chronicles series wrapped up its first fantastical season, and given the hefty production involved, renewal took time. Still, the highly-acclaimed fantasy series has officially confirmed its Season 2 order, delving further into the Terry Brooks world.
We’ve known for some time Legends of Tomorrow would travel to “Star City 2046” to meet a future iteration of Arrow’s Oliver Queen, as well as Connor Hawke, both of which made their photo debut earlier today. Now that the first trailer has arrived however, it seems Deathstroke has been confirmed for a return after all - with a twist.
Arrow fans have noticed more steadily that any and all Suicide Squad characters shared with the upcoming film have been “taken off the table” through various means, seemingly for good. Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke still draws breath, but may now be “tied up in another DC project” and equally unable to return, according to producer Marc Guggenheim.
Midway through its fourth season, Arrow has admittedly lost a step here and there, never quite regaining the heights of its second season battle against Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson. Stephen Amell surprisingly concurs, admitting at a recent convention that he hopes the character might return, as Arrow has been “missing something” since Season 2.
MTV will take a big swing next week with its epic adaptation of Terry Brooks’ The Shannara Chronicles, the network’s first stab at high fantasy and sci-fi. We’ve seen a few trailers to boot, but before the January 5 premiere, watch an extended sneak peek from the landmark new series.
MTV has found success with smaller teen-centric thrillers like Scream and Teen Wolf, but can the millennial network go full-on epic for its The Shannara Chronicles adaptation? The first trailer for the Jon Favreau-produced fantasy world has arrived, channeling everything from Lord of the Rings to Thor and I Am Legend.
Arrow Season 3 lets loose its 14th installment of the year with “The Return,” as the Queens return to Lian Yu and find Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) waiting for them, while in the past Oliver arrives back in Starling City, and checks in on his loved ones.
Now that Team Arrow has officially reunited and put battling “Canaries” behind them, Oliver and Thea will next head to the island of Lian Yu in preparation for Ra’s al Ghul’s return. That said, “The Return” is exactly what Slade Wilson was counting on, as Manu Bennett resurfaces to jack some Queens in the first photos of next week’s Arrow!
The CW’s ‘Arrow’ may be up and running after a duel with Ra’s al Ghul, but Starling City is still in need of an “Uprising” to escape the clutches of is latest maniacal DC villain. Watch Arsenal and Black Canary lead the charge (with some familiar faces) in the full photo set from next week’s epic conclusion, and get early intel on what brings Slade Wilson back into the fold with the latest ‘Arrow’ updates!