“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” is heading to the future to see a familiar face in Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), but that’s not the only noticeable “Arrow” name the group of time-traveling misfits will be encountering.
Causing them trouble in the episode “Star City 2046” is none other than Deathstroke, the moniker used by the assassin and former ARGUS agent Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) during the first three seasons of “Arrow.” It’s not Slade hiding under that mask, though.
In Zap2it’s exclusive look at the Feb. 25 episode of “Legends of Tomorrow,” it’s revealed that Slade’s own son has taken up on the Deathstroke identity to terrorize the dystopian Star City of the future. That’s Grant Slade (Jamie Andrew Cutler) who encounters Sara (Caity Lotz), Rip (Arthur Darvill) and Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones).
For those wondering, Grant has a pretty major history in DC Comics lore. He was the first to take on the Ravager identity, another DC Universe villain. In the comics, he dies while attempting to assassinate the Teen Titans, after being hired by HIVE to take them out — yes, that HIVE.
If Ravager sounds familiar, that’s because Summer Glau appeared as a version of the character on “Arrow,” who acts as an assassin and has her life saved thanks to a blood transfusion from Deathstroke. She is later killed by Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law).
Grant’s character’s history was later changed during DC’s New 52 relaunch, leading to his survival and trying to kill his own father. He’s unable to carry out the mission though, opting to walk away from his dad instead.
Big changes are happening for this version of Grant though, as instead of attempting to defeat his dad, he becomes him.
“Legends of Tomorrow” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.