Has Arrow's season 3 antagonist been revealed?

News Louisa Mellor
25 Mar 2014 - 07:54

Spoilers ahead as actor Manu Bennett hints at who will be Arrow's major antagonist in season 3...

Warning: contains potential spoilers for Arrow season 3

Out of courtesy we've decorated this tidbit with spoiler warnings, but very few Arrow fans are likely to see this as potentially surprise-ruining news.

Chiefly, that's because the character in question was revealed to have survived early on in season two, and has been on the back boiler ever since while Oliver Queen deals with the threat Slade Wilson represents to his family and Starling City. We knew he was back, we knew he was still a villain, so there was every chance that season three would see him return as the primary antagonist. That character? John Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn. 

Speaking at last weekend's Florida MegaCon, Slade Wilson actor Manu Bennett hinted strongly that Merlyn would be back as the big bad of Arrow's third season. Bennett was more tight-lipped about the fate of his own character, but if Wilson survives the season two finale, he and Merlyn could prove a powerful duo...

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