Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) appeared briefly in a post-credits scene of Justice League back in 2017, playing a menacing mercenary named Deathstroke. His appearance was designed to set up a sequel and maybe even a solo spin-off movie, but so far, neither one has happened.
But now Manganiello is getting another shot at wearing the character’s eyepatch. A new report says he will be a part of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the four-episode HBO Max series which will consist of footage Snyder shot the first time around, as well as additional photography that’s taking place right now. Read More »
Joe Manganiello is built like a comic book character. He’s played one before, popping up very briefly as Deathstroke in the post-credits scene of Justice League – a tease which, through no fault of his, will likely never pay off. Now he’s toying with the superhero genre again in Archenemy, a new film in which he plays an alcoholic and homeless character who may or may not be a hero from another dimension.
Oh yeah, and his character’s name is “Max Fist.” Amazing.
Check out the trailer for the film below, which reminds me of what might happen if Hancock was mixed with Taxi Driver. Read More »
Take the clue-following premise of National Treasure, the kid-centric approach of Spy Kids, and mix a dash of the “spouse doesn’t know about their partner’s secret skills” concept from True Lies, and you get The Sleepover, a new action comedy coming to Netflix later this month.
Malin Åkerman (Rock of Ages) plays a former thief who’s pulled back into the game by villains who force her to reunite with her sexy former partner (Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike) to pull a heist. All of this is quite a surprise for her husband (Ken Marino, Wet Hot American Summer), who had no idea about his wife’s former life as a criminal. But most of the movie seems to center around the kids, who are naturally in over their heads when they get involved. Read More »
In the post-credits scene of 2017’s Justice League, the costumed mercenary Deathstroke (Joe Mangianello) emerges onto Lex Luthor’s yacht and suggests that if the good guys have their own league, perhaps the villains should have a league of their own. That setup has yet to be paid off in a DC Comics movie, and since the priorities at the studio have shifted, it seems like it never will.
But three years ago, The Raid director Gareth Evans was attached to direct a Deathstroke film which would have told the character’s origin story. Even though that project fell apart, Evans is now spilling some details about what his approach would have been if everything had fallen into place.
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Hopefully you weren’t looking forward to that Gareth Evans directed Deathstroke movie, because it’s not happening. At least, not anytime soon. Evans revealed that the film, which was set to star Joe Manganiello, is dormant, and has been for quite some time. That’s not to say Deathstroke won’t star in his own adventure sometime in the future. Just don’t hold your breath.
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Matt Reeves‘ The Batman is apparently still happening, and now we may know who the villain is going to be.
Rotten Tomatoes critics! No, I’m kidding. It’s actually The Penguin.
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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 »
Most of the time, press conferences for big blockbuster movies are opportunities for the actors to crack a few jokes, share a fun story or two about making the movie, and that’s about it. It’s rare that anything actually substantial comes out of these Q&A sessions, but the press conference for Rampage, the upcoming film adaptation of the video game, was a little bit different.
During the conference, actor Joe Manganiello (who plays a mercenary in Rampage) revealed that star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to lead a Dungeons and Dragons movie, and Johnson confirmed it. Read about The Rock Dungeons and Dragons connection, the Rampage movie’s special homage to the video game on which it’s based, and more below. Read More »
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Blockbuster king Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson probably has another hit on his hands with the video game adaptation Rampage. Early Rampage tracking indicates the disaster film will take in a cool $35 million for its opening weekend. In other words, it’ll do better than Baywatch.
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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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