True Blood and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello has officially been cast to play Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke in the upcoming solo Batman movie, alongside Ben Affleck.
Recently, Affleck took to Twitter with footage of Manganiello in full on Deathstroke garb.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016
DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed the casting in an interview discussing his newly acquired station at Warner Bros.’ movies involving their DC Comics titles.
Johns has remained mum on whether or not Deathstroke will have a cameo in upcoming Justice League film, which is currently shooting in London.
Created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Deathstroke first appeared on the pages of Teen Titans in 1980 (initially going by the moniker the Terminator), before getting his own comic series in 1991. Wilson is a famous mercenary in the world of DC Comics, his fame of being able to go toe-to-toe with (even defeat) Batman on multiple occasions being only a single note in his list of notable feats.
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