‘Arrow’: Stephen Amell Confirms Deathstroke’s Return, Teases Another Returning Character

Arrow Season Six

Stephen Amell dropped some teasers for Arrow season six. The actor, who plays Oliver Queen on the show, appeared this weekend at the Heroes and Villains FanFest in Nashville. He confirmed that Deathstroke will be returning to Arrow in season six and that he’ll appear on a more regular basis and not just in one episode.

“I can report that Manu Bennett is back to being a part of the show and I think we will see him multiple times this year, which is awesome.”

That’s exciting news for Arrow fans. We last saw Bennett’s Deathstroke when he helped Oliver defeat Prometheus on Lian Yu. In addition to Deathstroke’s return, Amell also mentioned that we might be seeing another familiar face returning to the fold.

“We have somebody returning to the show this year that we have not seen since Season 1.”

In terms of other events happening on the show this year, Amell confirmed that we’ll finally be seeing Oliver get his place to live, which is nice seeing as how we actually haven’t seen his place of residence since he and Felicity split up.

And apparently, the flashbacks will continue being a part of Arrow, even though the show has circled back after its five year journey.

“They are a part of the shows DNA. I would expect to see them on a relatively regular basis.”

You can watch the full video of Amell’s panel below, which was posted by a fan on Twitter.

Arrow will return to the CW on Thursday, October 12 at 9/8c.

Source: Twitter (via TVLine)

Warner Bros. TV Announces Panels For San Diego Comic-Con 2017

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Warner Bros. TV Comic-ConWarner Bros. TV is bringing tons of television shows to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con which is just a few weeks away. Not only is Warner Bros. TV bringing returning DC TV favorites to Comic-Con, but they are also debuting Syfy’s Krypton and The CW’s Black Lightning which is both slated to premiere in 2018. But those aren’t even half of the shows that we will see at Comic-Con this year.

Warner Bros. TV’s big Comic-Con will kick off on Wednesday, July 19 with their annual event of showing sneak peeks of upcoming TV shows. Click on NEXT at the bottom to start going through each day of Comic-Con with each respective Warner Bros. TV show.

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

6:00–10:00 p.m. Special Sneak Peek Screenings — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition with an exclusive pilot screening of the midseason thriller Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017–18 television season — Krypton and Black Lightning — as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go!, and special surprises. Ballroom 20

  • Deception: From Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, the Blindspot creative team of Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Emmy®-winning director David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The Flash) and renowned magician/puzzle creator David Kwong (Now You See Me, Blindspot), Deception is a thrilling crime drama that combines FBI counter-espionage with the mysterious world of magic and misdirection. When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones. From Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television, Deception premieres midseason on ABC. Become a fan of Deception on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeceptionABC, and follow the show on Twitter at @DeceptionABC.

  • Krypton: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY. Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.

  • Black Lightning: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Black Lighting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CWBlackLightning and follow the show on Twitter @BlackLightning.

  • Teen Titans Go!: The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and we’ll have you covered by screening a brand-new, hour-long episode. Based on characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

  • Unikitty!: Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

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Mae Abdulbaki

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Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Ruben C Barron

    I’m so sick of flashbacks.

    • Bill Agans

      They’re gonna be from after he came back. Like the flashbacks of chase’s father and all that.

      • Ruben C Barron

        I understand, but they’ve always annoyed me when they’re trying to build tension in a flashback of whether or not a character will die even though he’s going through something similar in the present so we know he lives through it. And the paralleled story lines between present and flashback always bugged me.

        • Bill Agans

          a lot of the times, the flashbacks helped explain certain that ollie was facin’ in the present day. take for example the flashbacks in season 4. when he found out about damien’s idol, he realized it was the same one from the island & he knew how powerful it was. the flashbacks helped the viewers in understanding how ollie had to figure out how to use his knowledge of the past to be able to defeat damien in the present.

          • Ruben C Barron

            I’m not saying they’re pointless, but it’s really overkill to use half the episode with flashbacks to explain how he knows what the idol is and does. There’s not a lot of episodes where flashbacks are necessary for the episode to make sense.

          • Bill Agans

            they’ve been used as plot points. not only that, but they explain what happened to ollie in those 5 years he was gone.

          • Ruben C Barron

            I don’t know why you keep trying to convince me that they’ve served a purpose. I didn’t say they were pointless or that they didn’t serve a purpose. My issue is that they’re an annoying way to tell a story because many times in the last five years they’ve literally told the same story in the past to show Ollie’s previous experience with the same type of threat or situation. I don’t want to see the story told twice. To me, it feels like their way of filling time by creating a flashback to establish backstory, even though Ollie could easily just tell the team about his previous experience and how it can help in the present. It’s also a cop out way to retcon established facts whenever they need to write their way out of a corner. If you enjoy the flashbacks, then that’s great for you. I wish I could enjoy them the same way you do. I’m simply stating my issues with them as a plot device. To me they feel like a crutch that they use to help take up time. They can tell the same story twice but with different characters and use up more of the time they have to fill to make an entire episode instead of simply making a full episode with one individual story. That’s how I feel. I understand that you feel differently. I agree that they have been used for specific reasons and with purpose. I simply don’t think they’re necessary for the show.

          • Bill Agans

            in response to ur issue, they did that w/ the flashbacks to show how differently ollie responded to the situations back then compared to now. they were used as basically a learning experience for him. the flashbacks were meant to mirror the present. not much different from say the star wars prequels in how they mirrored in certain aspects w/ the OT.