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Old 02-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #76
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My thoughts on Deathstroke given the numerous hints we have got from the writers and news sites.

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The man wearing the mask on the island is not Deathstroke. The write up from the next episode suggests Oli attempts escape with Manu Bennett's character. Why would the man in the mask want to escape? There is an image showing Manu's character holding up the mask and it looks as though they have found it. The writers have suggested they like to play with what people know and indicated that Manu may not be playing Deathstroke, or Slade Wilson.

Basically they have a twist. Manu himself said "Slade will be a big surprise to people — the relationship between him and Oliver is not what anyone’s expecting. We don’t start off the way people expect us to start off."

My thoughts are Manu Bennett will play Slade Wilson, a prisoner on the island and he will become deathstroke. I don't think he will play the guy currently wearing the deathstroke mask. Which makes me wonder if that guy will actually have a future role, given how he's obviously pretty handy himself. Maybe there will be 2 deathstrokes? Or maybe Slade will kill him and assume the mantle.


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Old 02-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #77
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I was thinking kinda the same thing actually. If Ollies' friend is Slade then they will probably kill the guy in the mask and Slade will take over his mantle and somehow betray Ollie.
That's what I think might happen.

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #78
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Wait, are you guys saying that the Deathstroke we saw in the flashbacks may not be Slade himself?

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:09 AM   #79
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Well if that Crixus fella is indeed playing Slade then that means that the masked man is not Deathstroke.
That's how I see it.

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Well, if Bennett is indeed not playing the man that we've seen in the mask so far, then I hope that the current Deathstroke stole the name and mask of the original. And Slade is back to reclaim his name.

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My thoughts on Deathstroke given the numerous hints we have got from the writers and news sites.

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The man wearing the mask on the island is not Deathstroke. The write up from the next episode suggests Oli attempts escape with Manu Bennett's character. Why would the man in the mask want to escape? There is an image showing Manu's character holding up the mask and it looks as though they have found it. The writers have suggested they like to play with what people know and indicated that Manu may not be playing Deathstroke, or Slade Wilson.

Basically they have a twist. Manu himself said "Slade will be a big surprise to people — the relationship between him and Oliver is not what anyone’s expecting. We don’t start off the way people expect us to start off."

My thoughts are Manu Bennett will play Slade Wilson, a prisoner on the island and he will become deathstroke. I don't think he will play the guy currently wearing the deathstroke mask. Which makes me wonder if that guy will actually have a future role, given how he's obviously pretty handy himself. Maybe there will be 2 deathstrokes? Or maybe Slade will kill him and assume the mantle.
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It seems as though all the people "working" on this island are prisoners themselves. It's possible that this Deathstroke we've seen -is- Slade. But Oliver hasn't seen that man without his mask on before.

My guess is that Oliver meets him in the camp. And later finds out that he's the man that's beaten and tortured him.

Seems like the classic twist that this show would try and pull.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #82
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It seems to me that there is quite a bit of difference in size between masked Deathstroke and Bennet, I don't think they are the same person.

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I really enjoyed the twist they did with with Slade and the other Deathstroke. Making 2 of them was awesome.

I still think though that the Deathstroke mask we seen in the first episode belonged to Slade, it will make the rivalry between those two that much better in the present day.

Speaking of which has there been any talks on bringing Slade to the present day yet? Manu with dark gray hair and an eye patch coming back pissed at Ollie, would be awesome.

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So two deathstrokes??? Just kidding, but seriously Deathstroke and Slade Wilson at the same d*mn time?

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #85
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I've only seen the 1st season of Spartacus (which I found to be a trashy-but-entertaining mess), but I enjoyed most of the lead actors on it, Bennett included. So far, I think he makes a great Slade.

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I think if he is telling the truth about having a partner who also wears the mask, it will turn out that the partner is Slade Wilson and he told Ollie that was his name as he doesn't trust him. This would work as the guy in the mask in all the fight scenes clearly looks bigger than Manu Bennett.

It would also explain the Deathstroke mask with the arrow through it we saw in all the early trailers, it'll be Bennet that is killed by the real Slade on the island.

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Never watched Spartacus but my Dad watched an ep the other night and to say my Mom was shocked by the orgy scene would be an understatement.

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I think that Slade is actually Slade.

What I think will happen is that eventually they will overtake the airstrip but Slade will betray Ollie (losing an eye in the process) and leave him on the island alone after the two of them have taken care of Fryers men.

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It'd be a waste of talent if Bennett would turn out to be fake Slade. I'm pretty sure he is who he says he is.

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Manu Bennet is rocking it as Deathstroke

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I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Manu returned in the present as Deathstroke at the very end of the season and ends up leaving being the catalyst that leaves everything in a cliffhanger for the next season while setting him up as the new Season Villain.

Hell, they could even go as far as having him being the one that permanently takes out Malcom as a form of a plot twist.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #91
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^I really, really don't want Malcolm to leave. John Barrowman loves the show, the producers love John Barrowman and we're only scratching the surface with his character IMO. I think Slade should take out Moira more than anyone.

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I think if he is telling the truth about having a partner who also wears the mask, it will turn out that the partner is Slade Wilson and he told Ollie that was his name as he doesn't trust him. This would work as the guy in the mask in all the fight scenes clearly looks bigger than Manu Bennett.

It would also explain the Deathstroke mask with the arrow through it we saw in all the early trailers, it'll be Bennet that is killed by the real Slade on the island.
Well now I'd be disappointed if that happened, lol.

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Haha, might be in everyone's best interest not to let her see any more. That kind of scene is to Spartacus what Shirtless Oliver scenes are to Arrow: obligatory, completely gratuitous and forcing the creators to find new and creative ways to show it each week so that it doesn't become repetitive. And they usually fail.

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Well now I'd be disappointed if that happened, lol.
Fan of the actor? I just think he kinds looks a bit small for Deathstroke.

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Haha! I don't think anyone will be watching it again, I only saw a few minutes myself lol.

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I guess. I mean, he's clearly shorter than the stunt guy who played the Deathstroke who tortured Ollie in early episodes, but then, I just assumed with this revelation that that guy would turn out to not be the real Deathstroke, and the Slade we just met, is.

And if you see him in Spartacus, you'll see that even if he may be on the short side (apparently he's 5'11"), he's far from small. The guy is built like a tank, and his whole role in the first part of Spartacus S1 was to be the big, intimidating, "unbeatable" reigning champion. He made the other gladiators look downright scrawny (even though they weren't, either). So his size works for me for Slade, and I like the way he plays the role so far (I actually think I like him in this role better than his role on that show), so yeah, I'd be disappointed on that front.

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Lol, well you're not missing much, imo. The only thing that even makes me think about the show at all after watching the S1 finale is that I liked most of the actors on it, so I enjoy seeing them pop up in other things I watch (I'm particularly loving that Jai Courtney is the one showing up in movies now. He was one of my faves.).

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The man wearing the mask on the island is not Deathstroke. My thoughts are Manu Bennett will play Slade Wilson, a prisoner on the island and he will become deathstroke. I don't think he will play the guy currently wearing the deathstroke mask. Which makes me wonder if that guy will actually have a future role, given how he's obviously pretty handy himself. Maybe there will be 2 deathstrokes? Or maybe Slade will kill him and assume the mantle.
My original thoughts prior to this episode and they seem about right, if we can take Manu's character for his word. We don't know that Slade will be the "real" deathstroke or indeed if he is telling the truth, but it is safe to assume Slade Wilson = Deathstroke.

That does however leave a lot of scope for his partner, who as I said, was pretty handy himself. Maybe he dies on the island, or maybe they run with 2 deathstrokes as a team. Or with slade being a grey character, both good and bad, like the huntress, while the other deathstroke is bad.

Infinite possibilites now, and not being an avid comic book reader livid with their interpretation I'm really excited.

Also big credit to the actor, thought he was fantastic in all honesty.

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I guess. I mean, he's clearly shorter than the stunt guy who played the Deathstroke who tortured Ollie in early episodes, but then, I just assumed with this revelation that that guy would turn out to not be the real Deathstroke, and the Slade we just met, is.

And if you see him in Spartacus, you'll see that even if he may be on the short side (apparently he's 5'11"), he's far from small. The guy is built like a tank, and his whole role in the first part of Spartacus S1 was to be the big, intimidating, "unbeatable" reigning champion. He made the other gladiators look downright scrawny (even though they weren't, either). So his size works for me for Slade, and I like the way he plays the role so far (I actually think I like him in this role better than his role on that show), so yeah, I'd be disappointed on that front.
I think you are right and that is how it will play out, I just threw up a different possibility given that Bennett is short opposite Amel.

Just from his one ep as Slade I can definitely see where you are coming from, he clearly has a great physical presence and intensity about him, it's just odd to see him looking up at Ollie, I kinda imagined Deathstroke dominating Ollie in all ways. Overall it doesn't bother me much though.

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I thought Jai Courtney did a good job in Jack Reacher and it'll be interesting to see how he does as a good guy in A Good Day to Die Hard.

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Comicbookresources did an interview with Marc Guggunheim talking about the "two" Deathstorkes: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=43730

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So I guess now Deathstroke, and Slade Wilson are seperate. Huh, that's an interesting take on the character. It'll be interesting to see what happens between the two of them.

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So if they reveal the other Deathstroke, will they refer to him as Grant?

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I think you are right and that is how it will play out, I just threw up a different possibility given that Bennett is short opposite Amel.

Just from his one ep as Slade I can definitely see where you are coming from, he clearly has a great physical presence and intensity about him, it's just odd to see him looking up at Ollie, I kinda imagined Deathstroke dominating Ollie in all ways. Overall it doesn't bother me much though.
Yeah, I'll admit it's a bit strange that they don't appear to have even attempted to cheat his height a little next to Amell.

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Agreed. I liked him in Jack Reacher too, but tbh, I'm expecting absolutely nothing from the writing or directing on Die Hard, so if his character at least comes across less annoying than Shia LaBeouf and less monotone than Sam Worthington, then I'll consider it a win, lol.

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