Spartacus’ Manu Bennett Joins the Ranks of Villainy in The CW’s Arrow

Manu Bennett

The casting news coming from The CW’s Arrow just doesn’t seem to stop lately. The latest news reveals that Spartacus fan favorite, Manu Bennet, has been cast as Slade Wilson on Arrow.

Slade Wilson, better known by some as Deathstroke, becomes one of Oliver’s major adversaries on Arrow. We’ve already seen a fully masked “Deathstroke” in one of Oliver’s flashbacks (played by a different actor.) When Bennet joins the cast, he will be bringing Slade Wilson to life in multiple episodes of Arrow and showing us how he and Oliver formed a precarious alliance on the island before Oliver returned to civilization.

Arrow airs Wednesdays on The CW.