Manu Bennett Recast as Deathstroke in Arrow

Jeffrey Robinson appeared as Deathstroke earlier this season in Arrow, but the role has now been recast. EW is reporting that Spartacus actor Manu Bennett has landed the role of Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke. Since the character never removed his mask before, the casting change will probably go unnoticed. Bennett is committed to several episodes of the CW series and is expected to appear in the ‘back half’ episodes next year.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.
From Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, the hard-hitting action series reinvents the DC hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime.
The show airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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