Manu Bennett added to CW’s ‘Arrow’

By Meaghan Fleming,

Spartacus actor Manu Bennett is headed to CW’s superhero drama Arrow as Slade Wilson.

Entertainment Weekly reports Bennett will play Slade Wilson in multiple episodes of the drama. Wilson and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will be seen in flashbacks together on the island of Lian Yu.

In the DC Green Arrow comics, Slade Wilson turns into the villain Deathstroke. Sources will not confirm if Slade will turn into Deathstroke in the show or not, simply telling EW, “You’ll just have to keep watching Arrow.”

Bennett can be seen in the upcoming finale season of Spartacus on Starz and has a part in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Other actors recently have been cast for roles on the drama as we previously reported.

David Anders was cast on Tuesday as villain Cyrus Vanch for episode 13 of the drama. The recently released criminal will pose a threat to Starling City, which prompts Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Oliver to try to defeat Cyrus.

True Blood actress Janina Gavankar will be playing a cop in the show. Fringe’s Seth Gabel will play a villain based on the character Vertigo. The character's name has not been released yet.

Arrow airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

 
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