Deathstroke

‘Deathstroke’ Himself Demands His Own Solo Series

It seemed like it was just yesterday that there was some doubt that Manu Bennett would ever return to Arrow and reprise his very popular turn as the villain/anti-hero Deathstroke, AKA: Slade Wilson. Deathstroke, and Bennett’s portrayal of him, was one of the big keys to Arrow’s success in its first two seasons, peak villainy that was unsurpassed as the show dabbled in lesser big bads like Ra’s al Ghul and Damien Darhk in seasons three and four respectively. So when Deathstroke returned in the season five finale, it was like a breath of fresh air, and it seems like a breath than the fans, and Bennett himself, seem to want to hold on to.  (more…)

While DC‘s Cinematic Universe could arguably be called a steaming pile of mess, the animated side is kicking butt and taking names. No one can quite figure out how Warner Bros. and DC can crank out fantastic animated movies and series while dropping loads at the box office. Once again the animated looks to put the live action in the corner with the release of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Check out the trailer below. (more…)

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday) is all set to take on Ben Affleck‘s Batman as fan favorite villain Deathstroke the Terminator. Affleck teased Deathstroke in a Twitter video last month and speculation on casting has been centered on Manganiello ever since. His name has come up before, when DC was casting Superman, Mangnaiello was one of the top names in contention until Henry Cavill sealed the deal and became the Man of Steel. When will Deathstroke make his big screen debut? (more…)

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Well, that came out of left field. Unless Ben Affleck got hacked, he just posted a video to his official twitter that will have fan boys and girls gleefully geeking out across the Internet. What could cause such an uproar? Hopefully this isn’t a hack or prank because Affleck just posted a video of Deathstroke, one of the coolest villains in the DC multi-verse. Check out the tweet and video below. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ – S03E15 – “Nanda Parbat”

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Sometimes, you should leave the hype alone. For the last week and a bit we’ve been promised that this week’s episode of Arrow, the last before a month-long break, was going to huge. Not just huge, but HUGE! I believe there was also a twist promised. Alas, like a lot of season three thus far, “Nanda Parbat” seemed a messy collage of the various storylines this year, and where they are all going is not so much a complicated question, as a swampy haze that leaves you lost and confused. Nearly two-thirds of the way through the season it feels like the writers have lost track of where they’re going, and that ending “twist” doesn’t lend a whole lot of confidence. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3E14 – “The Return”

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It was easy to be cautious when approaching this week’s episode of Arrow called “The Return.” It was a double, if not triple, return with Oliver returning to Lian Yu accompanied by Thea, with Slade Wilson returning to haunt the Queens some more, and, with the flashback, Oliver returning to Starling for the first time since he was shipwrecked. It’s was a minefield of potential letdowns and Easter eggs, a potential contortion of narrative so it would become contrived, and that’s just the flashback. In the present we have to deal with the potential letdown of Slade’s return, since Manu Bennett owned in the role last year and this season’s big bad in the form of Matt Noble‘s Ra’s al Ghul has yet to match up. So how did it all shake out? (more…)

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We pause in the midst of the 24 hour break between portions of The Flash/Arrow crossover to talk spoilers about the immediate future of the Emerald Archer of Starling City. (Incidentally, you can read the Nerd Bastards review of “Flash Vs Arrow” here if you so choose.) Now Arrow and his cohorts have a lot of problems on their plate at the moment, from the return of Malcolm Merlyn, to the death of Black Canary, to the pending arrival of Ra’s al Ghul, but it seems that the Arrow writers room has one more potentially deadly twist up their sleeve for Oliver Queen and his rascally crew of do-gooders; a blast from the past that will by no means be a welcome surprise for anyone on Team Arrow. Potential spoilers below. (more…)

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I never loved Robin until the updated ‘Teen Titan’ episodes hit air back in the day. He was portrayed as a miniature Batman and a surprise badass. When Nightwing started seeing rare airtime, I couldn’t get enough of him. Lost from my memory was all the mockery I’d hear of Dick Grayson being a joke or Bruce Wayne’s little plaything prancing around the Manor in tights. It would get to the point where I’d defend his character, and subsequently Tim Drake’s Robin also. Brass tacks, I really like these guys, but I’ve grown to appreciate Nightwing even more because he was the Robin I grew up with. So it is with great pleasure that I bring you the release of ‘Nightwing Episode 1: Deathstroke.’ (more…)

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Let’s be honest, last night’s episode of Arrow was about as near perfect an episode as they’ve had yet. And this season, as I’ve mentioned over and over, is already a vast improvement over its first. “Deathstroke” is the icing on the cake (which is saying something considering there’s still four more episodes to go). It’s thrilling, tense, and keeps you guessing at where its heading the whole time; an impressive achievement for the often heavy handed show. (more…)