Let the Arrow menace step forward – now. At Comic Con’s preview night, Con-goers got a glimpse of Green Arrow’s purported arch nemesis on the upcoming CW series, Arrow.
Arrow’s costume was on display next to Deathstroke (aka Slade). The orange and blue mask (pictured below) of the infamous DC Comics mercenary was definitely a crowd pleaser.
Deathstroke was used sparsely in the CW’s Smallville series. He was played by famed Battlestar Galactica actor Michael Hogan. The DC villain also was a key character in the first Teen Titans animated series, which featured Slade as Robin’s arch enemy.
Will Deathstroke be as poignant a villain for Arrow as Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) was for Clark Kent (Tom Welling) on Smallville? Only time will tell. Rosenbaum dominated his role on Smallville so much that the series was filled with a giant void when he left. Thankfully, the actor came back for the finale as a gift to long-time fans.
Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, will debut this Fall on The CW. The series also stars Paul Blackthorne and Katie Cassidy. Amell (as Oliver Queen) and Katie Cassidy (as Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance) will appear this Friday at Comic Con, alongside executive producers David Nutter and Marc Guggenheim.