According to EW, Spartacus star Manu Bennett has been cast as Slade Wilson on Arrow.
Below is some info on the character from EW:
In the comics, Wilson eventually becomes a major villain in the franchise — Deathstroke (whom we’ve already seen briefly in a flashback, masked, played by another actor). Like with the question of if/when Laurel Lance will become the Black Canary, sources won’t comment on whether Wilson will become Deathstroke, an insider simply said, “You’ll just have to keep watching Arrow.”
As seen in flashbacks, Slade Wilson and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will form an uneasy alliance on the island of Lian Yu.
The buffed-out Bennett will make for a potentially physically worthy adversary for star Amell on the series.
Are you excited for this newest addition to the Arrow Cast?