Following Ben Affleck’s tweet of a short video showcasing the villain all geared-up. Geoff Johns confirmed in his first interview as DC Warner Bros. overseer, that the man behind the mask is, as most fans speculated, Joe Manganiello.
Johns declined to comment as to whether or not Slade Wilson (A.K.A. Deathstroke) will have a cameo in Justice League as many have speculated, since the footage was realised as production of Justice League was underway.
Which means that is most likely just test footage for the stand alone Batman movie, but Johns doesn’t want to rule a Justice League cameo out of fans minds, to maintain hype and get more people to go see; Batman Gets Thrown Around a Room by Aquaman: The Movie, when it’s released next year.
Unless of course, Slade has a brief cameo akin to The Flash’s appearance in Suicide Squad. Oh…ah…spoiler-spoilers for Suicide Squad, Fla-Flash is in Suicide Squad. I mean, you know, you’ve seen it, or you haven’t and you don’t care, so…
There’s still no set release date for the Solo Batman movie, however Johns stated that the earliest we could be seeing it is in 2018. My body is ready.