Joe Manganiello Deathstroke

It was the summer of 2016, and Ben Affleck had just tweeted a video featuring Joe Manganiello in costume as Deathstroke. The fan community was pumped about the idea of the two of them facing off in a Batman movie directed by Affleck, but since then, we’ve only seen Manganiello’s version of this character pop up in a post-credits scene in last year’s Justice League.

Now the former True Blood star is talking about the research he did to become the DC Comics villain, and how what was originally intended to inform his work in the Batman solo movie may be rolled into a Deathstroke film that could be directed by The Raid‘s Gareth Evans. Read More »

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Deathstroke

Deathstroke is coming to the DCEU.

Fans who stuck around for the Justice League post-credits scene may have gotten a hint of this — as well as those who have been following the superhero news circuit with the announcement of a Deathstroke solo film — but they can now see the first official image of the DC Comics villain courtesy of Joe Manganiello, the actor who will be portraying the merciless mercenary.

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Deathstroke

Gareth Evans, the Welsh director behind The Raid and The Raid 2, is currently in talks to direct a Deathstroke movie as part of the DC Extended Universe. Hey, Warner Bros.? You want to get film fans excited for a Deathstroke movie? This is how you get film fans excited for a Deathstroke movie.

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Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke

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  • Joe Manganiello knows whether or not he’ll appear in The Batman, but will he tell us?
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  • The latest odds of a Simpsons Movie sequel
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Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke

Development of the first standalone Batman movie featuring Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight has been somewhat difficult recently. After being attached to helm the movie for months, Ben Affleck pulled out of the project as director and has since handed off duties to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves.

This change behind the scenes has created a production delay for The Batman (which still hasn’t been confirmed as the official title) as the script is being rewritten from scratch. This explains why previously announced star Joe Manganiello, who was meant to play the villain Deathstroke, no longer sounds very certain about his role in the movie.

Find out more about the lack of certainty in Joe Manganiello playing Deathstroke below. Read More »

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We still don’t know exactly when Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman movie will hit theaters, but now we know what it’ll be called when it does. The actor and director has revealed the film will be called The Batman, as has been rumored for years. In addition, Affleck has spoken a bit about Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello), who was recently revealed to be the villain of the movie.  Read More »