Entertainment Weekly reports that Before I Fall and Lucifer actor Liam Hall has landed the role of Slade Wilson’s son, Joe, in the sixth season of The CW’s Arrow.
Hall is set to make his debut as Slade’s long-lost son in the special Deathstroke-centric two parter that was recently teased by Arrow‘s showrunner, Marc Guggenheim. Here’s Joe’s official character description:
“The son of one of the Green Arrow’s (Stephen Amell) greatest foes, Joe Wilson has followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the secret Australian military agency, A.S.I.S. After years of brutal combat, Joe now finds himself in a remote Kasnian prison under the alias, Kane Wolfman, fighting for his life.”
Previous seasons had established that Slade’s wife and son were killed in a raid on his home, but the season five finale revealed that the latter is actually alive. In that episode, Oliver told Slade that he’d give him Joe’s location in exchange for his help, and today’s casting announcement confirms that he makes good on his promise.
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“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”
Arrow returns on Thursday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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Logan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.
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