Slade Wilson has always been a fan favorite character on “Arrow” even when he was the main villain of the series. After season 2 fans longed for his return, and they finally got their wish when Slade teamed up with Oliver in the season 5 finale.
When Oliver released Slade from his ARGUS prison on Lian Yu, Oliver told Slade that he’s been looking into the whereabouts of Slade’s son. It seemed like an obvious seed had been planted for a story arc in season 6, and it looks like the writers will be following up on the tease.
Fans are still trying to figure out who survived the finale, and the first trailer for season 6 confirmed that Dinah Drake and Slade Wilson are alive and well. So will we see Slade Wilson’s son when “Arrow” returns in the fall?
It’s looking that way. TVLine is currently reporting that “Arrow” is looking cast an Australian actor in a guest starring role for a character who is described as a “introverted, moody and naturally athletic teenager.”
Given that Manu Bennett who plays Slade on “Arrow” is Australian, you can probably connect the dots to see where this is going. Also, it’s already been confirmed that Deathstroke will be front and center for a two part episode which will explain his backstory.
The theme for “Arrow” season 6 will be family, and Oliver’s journey into parenthood will be in the spotlight as he attempts to raise his son William while balancing his life as a vigilante. So, a story arc focused on Slade and his family sounds like it would fit perfectly in season 6.
“Arrow” will return on Thursday, October 12.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.
As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.