MCM London Comic Con may only be a just over a week away, but we’ve still got great new guests to announce! Manu Bennett, who plays Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in CW superhero show Arrow, is the latest star to join the line-up, paying a return visit to ExCel on the Saturday and Sunday of our flagship show.
Oliver Queen’s mentor-turned-archenemy, Bennett’s character on Arrow is a former secret service operative and one of the world’s deadliest assassins. Badly wounded in a mortar attack, Slade Wilson’s life is saved when Queen injects him with Mirakuru, a special serum developed by the Japanese in WWII that gives him superhuman powers but also sends him insane.
Working as a mercenary under the nom-de-guerre ‘Deathstroke’, the unfortunate Slade embarks on a campaign of vengeance against his former friend; unleashing an army of Mirakuru soldiers against Starling City. Eventually defeated, Slade is put behind bars – but with the sinister serum finally purged from his system, the Deathstroke who emerges from his maximum security prison cell appears to be a changed man…
Comic Con fans will also know New Zealand-born Manu as dwarf-hating orc chieftain Azog the Defiler in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy; tough-as-nails gladiator Crixus in Spartacus: Blood and Sand and its sequel series; and Allanon, last of the druids, in MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles.
— This news story is for October’s 2017’s MCM London Comic Con —