‘Arrow’: Stephen Amell On Oliver’s Relationship With Slade

Arrow Deathstroke Green ArrowSlade Wilson has been a great fan favorite character over the years. His appearances on Arrow have often spelled conflict between him and Oliver, and his latest crossings with the squad are no different.

Screen Rant was on hand at a recent set visit, and star Stephen Amell gave his thoughts on where he feels the relationship between Slade and Oliver is right now:

“Manu and I did a lot of work on where they are. I thought the early drafts of the script almost slipped them back into what you would see in the latter part of season 1 and maybe even the early part of season 2 back on the island. Oliver understands perfectly well that Slade was under the influence of something. He was not of his right mind. That being said, certain things cannot be undone. So… do I trust him when he’s of his right mind? Yes. Do I rely on him? Sure. Are we going for a beer after our road trip to go find his son? Probably not. I mean there’re just certain things that [Oliver] can’t forgive, but I think that at his core, Oliver thinks that Slade is a good person.”

After discussing the past, Amell went on to talk about how great it was to have Manu Bennett back on set:

“It’s great having Manu back. It really was — both of these episodes, they really are his episodes. Between what’s going on with him in the flashbacks – which continue on episode 6 – those two things and the ongoing storyline surrounding Vigilante back at Star City, those were two very, very quiet episodes for me, so it was great to watch Manu work.”

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance (Black Siren), David Ramsey as John Diggle (Spartan), Willa Holland as Thea Queen (Speedy), Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak (Overwatch), Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt (Mr. Terrific), Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez (Wild Dog), Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake (Black Canary), and Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance. Here’s the official synopsis for “Promises Kept”:


OLIVER MAKES A BIG DECISION — As Slade (guest star Manu Bennett) continues to uncover clues about his son’s last few years, Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the Green Arrow (David Ramsey) leads the team into battle against “The Dragon,” a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.

Arrow continues next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Source: Screen Rant

5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On

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Justice League Need To DeliverOver the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.

Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.

Here are 5 things Justice League needs to deliver on. Click Next to get started!

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