Earlier today, we told you about how Michael Rowe wants to return to Arrow as Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot. After being written off the show due to Will Smith’s DCEU version of the character appearing in Suicide Squad, the fate of the character was left uncertain. Sure, he appeared to have perished in an explosion, but we all know that, in the comic book world, you really gotta see a body to be sure a character’s actually dead (and even then, it’s not a gaurantee). There’s a myriad of ways that the character of Deadshot could return, but if he does end up coming back, Rowe has an idea or two of what he could be doing and who he could possibly team up with.
While speaking to ComicBook.com on the set of his new webseries Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe (in which he plays the titular Ninjak), Michael Rowe spoke about what he’d like to see Deadshot do if he ever got the opportunity to return:
“One of them would be a Deadshot/Deathstroke either versus or team-up. Me and Manu [Bennett] are pretty fiery when we get together in real life, so we would love to see us through those characters end up in the same scenes and the same scenarios together; I think that would be real fun and real interesting.”
Deadshot and Deathstroke are two of my all-time favorite DC Comics villains and I love whenever either of these characters appear in the Arrowverse. Having them come together would be the ultimate awesomeness! I’d love to see these characters either face off or team up and I’d like to see it happen before Suicide Squad 2 and The Batman (in which Deathstroke is still thought to be involved) make their way to the big screen, after which it’s probably less likely to happen.
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 for its sixth season on Thursday, October 12 at 9pm ET on The CW.