'Arrow' actor Michael Rowe teases Deadshot return: 'He’s still out there lurking around in the shadows somewhere'
The show might be entering its final season but it leaves behind a whole multiverse of connected shows. Michael Rowe, who played Deadshot on the show, has suggested that DC could still bring the fan-favorite character back.
Fans of the Arrowverse, the shared multiverse of DC superhero shows on CW, would remember how Deadshot heroically died in 'Arrow' Season 3 after sacrificing himself to ensure the safety of newly-weds John Diggle and Lyla Michaels.
Since then, the fan-favorite character has appeared only as a vision on the show, though 'The Flash' confirmed that a version of Floyd Lawton exists in the Arrowverse, at least on Earth 2. Now Michael Rowe, who played Deadshot in the Arrowverse, has suggested that the world's greatest assassin might still be alive, hiding in the shadows.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide the Canadian actor said, "I don’t think that Deadshot died on Earth One in Arrow. He’s still out there lurking around in the shadows somewhere."
"I guess the possibility of him returning can happen multiple ways in a universe like that," he explained further. "There are many interesting stories you could tell. I’ve moved on from that character, but I’d consider dusting off the eyepatch if DC gave the green light on a potential return. It’s too bad that business often gets in the way of art in the film and TV industry. If Deadshot is dead, it’s the business that killed him... not the explosion."
Rowe's Deadshot was an important part of 'Arrow', leading the show's version of the Suicide Squad and appearing as one of the earliest adversaries of the Emerald Archer. Now that the show is finally entering into its final season, Rowe is proud of the work he has done and considers 'Arrow' to have been a truly pathbreaking show.
"I’m proud of the work I did on Arrow," Rowe said. "I’m one of the OGs. Deadshot was the second villain to ever appear in the series. I think that show was important. There were no other Superhero shows on TV at the time. Arrow showed that you could now do some really cool digital effects on a TV budget because technology had caught up to our imaginations. Look at the number of comic book properties on TV now. Even just look at the Arrowverse and all the spinoff shows. I like to think I played a small part in that. But all good things must come to an end. I wish the cast and crew all the best in whatever comes next for them."
'Arrow' will air it's eighth and final season starting on October 15, 2019.