The Wrap have reported this morning, that “an individual with knowledge of the situation” has confirmed that Slade Wilson A.K.A. Deathstroke will be taking on the bat in his standalone movie.
This impressive scoop comes just hours after Ben Affleck himself tweeted a short video of the infamous villain staring menacingly at…well…nothing. Who knows, maybe The Wrap do have someone close to this, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this is just a roll if the dice given that it is pretty much confirmed already.
No word yet on who will be playing Slade, and since Affleck’s Batman movie still doesn’t have a release date, it’s up in the air as to whether the part has been cast yet. Personally, I think Manu Bennett nailed the role in the Arrow tv series, so it’s difficult for me to see someone else embody the character. Although, I would have said the same thing about The Flash, and Ezra Miller’s Flash looks great, so…this will probably be fine.
Joe Manganiello (probably best known as Flash Thompson from Sam Raimi’s first Spiderman movie) was rumoured to be playing the role in Suicide Squad. He did, however, abruptly deny that he had signed on for the project at all. Which still means he could have be in talks for the role. I hope so, he has the look for it.
Anyway, I’m curious who you think will, or could play Batman’s nemesis when this movie eventually rolls around? Joe Manganiello…Shia LeBeouf, let’s give that guy another run at a franchise.