There are quite a few familiar faces seemingly returning for the Arrow season finale that we haven’t seen in quite some time.
Among one of the returning faces is Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. The news of Bennett’s return was confirmed by tweets from co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim and the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, on Monday.
Today seems like a good day to tweet this… pic.twitter.com/N823pga5Cn
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) April 10, 2017
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) April 10, 2017
However, things took an odd turn when Bennett seemingly denied he would be returning at all despite the sources of confirmation. A photo was tweeted Wednesday afternoon of the actor in Vancouver even after his tweets indicated that he was in New Zealand.
— Ken (@pursuit23) April 12, 2017
Slade’s reappearance makes sense in the sense that it was recently revealed that the series will be returning to Lian Yu and the season five finale’s title is “Lian Yu.” It was the last place viewers saw Slade as he vowed to get his revenge on Oliver (and made that comment about the “girl with the glasses”).
It was also reported that Katrina Law will be reprising her role as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes leading up to the season finale where she will be facing off against her half-sister and Prometheus’ partner in vengeance, Talia al ghul. That’s definitely a fight to look forward to.
Even with the casting news regarding the finale pops up, there are still four episodes to go before viewers find out how it all plays out as Arrow returns Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and we find Team Arrow up against Team Felicity/Helix.