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 it’s sixth season on Thursday, October 12 at 9pm ET on The CW.
Heroes Who Should Get Their Own CW Arrowverse Shows
This past week marked the season finales for the core DC CW shows from the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow ended a little bit earlier than Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow did, but all of the finales were great. They each successfully concluded the seasons and helped set things in motion for their upcoming seasons of the show. Supergirl teased a potential new villain, while The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow left us off with cliffhangers that will hopefully be resolved early next year.
While each of the DC CW shows were good, this season of Arrow was great! We here at Heroic Hollywood even gave an argument that this season of Arrow was better than this season of The Flash, due to how great this season for Oliver and the other Star City vigilantes were this year. Not only did the show deliver a compelling storyline, great choreographed action, and probably one of the best villains the CW produced (Prometheus), it also marked the return of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (arguably the second best villain of Arrow), who has been missing since season two. His return at the end of “Missing” made fans excited for his return. Recently actor Manu Bennett has been campaigning for a Deathstroke spin-off within the Arrowverse. The sometimes good, sometimes bad guy was a great presence earlier in Arrow and the character was one of the highlights of the past seasons. It would be interesting to see his backstory if possible, as well as what happens after he helped Oliver and Team Arrow on Lian Yu.
With that said, there are still plenty of characters who could get their own show within the DC universe. The DC CW universe started with Arrow and has quickly spun off into a wide range of shows, each able to stand on their own, each interconnected as well. Because of this, they have created their own coherent cinematic universe. The CW has been very successful with their DC shows as well. They have almost run out of days of the week to have their shows on, and with such a high volume of characters to work with, there’s a great deal of DC characters who could get their own spin-off shows. Next fall we will see Black Lightning (although it’s stated not to be a part of the Arrowverse… yet), so the sky’s the limit for what they can do. Here are a few ideas for spin-offs for the Arrowverse.
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