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Which Kiwi actor is behind the mask?

This week on TV2's smash-hit drama Arrow we are introduced to the character of Slade Wilson - who appears in Oliver Queen's flashbacks on the island.

Recognise the face? That's right, it's none other than Kiwi Manu Bennett, who many viewers will know from his previous roles as Crixus on Spartacus and Azog the orc from The Hobbit.


And... (if you remember this far back!) mad Jack Hewitt on Shortland Street.


While Slade appears to be on the same side as Oliver so far, in the comics he ultimately transforms into the villain Deathstroke. 

Will the TV version of Slade follow down the same path? There have been many Deathstrokes on the series so far, so it's not a forgone conclusion. The Producers of the show have also refused to confirm their end-game plans for the character's arc.


Guess we'll just have to sit back and enjoy the ride... like our local lad, Manu.