Manu Bennett may bring Slade Wilson/Deathstroke to life on Arrow, but will he also lend his talents to the upcoming Titans series?
Bennett had been asked about this possibility during a panel at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest San Jose. As the actor had revealed, there are no plans to make this happen as of now.
“There’s been no discussion about that,” Bennett revealed. “And I don’t know. The power’s in the pen, that’s all I can say about that. I really have no idea. The power’s in the pen, and in the audience saying what they want.”
It is not too much of a stretch for us to wonder if Bennett may appear on Titans. With Deathstroke getting his start as a Teen Titans villain, bringing him into the fold makes sense.
The canonical logistics of it may be an issue. Titans is set to premiere on DC’s untitled streaming service and is expected to fall in a different universe. While bringing in Bennett’s version of Deathstroke may work, it might also create confusion amongst the more casual DC Comics fans.
Bennett seems happy with what he has been able to bring to the character, with him reprising the role throughout Arrow’s 6th season.
“I love the character,” Bennett added. “It’d be great to make more of it.”
Arrow airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Titans is set to debut in 2018 on DC’s streaming service.