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CBMB: Deathstroke to be the Main Villain of Next Batman Solo Film (UPDATED)!!!

By Muuka Muyumba

Today, randomly, Ben Affleck posted an on-set video test of a character that appears to be the famed DC Comics assassin Deathstroke. Just a few hours later, TheWrap is reporting that this test footage is actually in anticipation of Affleck’s solo Batman film. Deathstroke is set to be the Dark Knight’s main adversary. The video of a video makes the composition of the shot somewhat suspect, but if it is computer-generated, then the technology is remarkably good these days.

Deathstroke is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 (1980) in the second issue of the book. He was originally introduced as “the Terminator”, a mercenary who was completing the terms of a contract undertaken by his son Ravager. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

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The inclusion of this villain is another great sign that DC Films are embracing their comics lore, as Deathstroke is considered one of the few villains capable of matching Batman’s cunning, guile, and skill. His role may be a clear signal that DC chief creative officer, and Warner Bros. film executive Geoff Johns (who is co-writing The Batman) is leading the charge of upcoming DC Films.


We have already seen a version of Slade Wilson in The CW’s Arrowverse as Manu Bennett portrayed Deathstroke on Arrow in seasons 2 and 3. He has been a fan-favorite villain on the show, and was a highlight of the first Teen Titans! cartoon on Cartoon Network back in the early 2000s.

We shall see whether we will soon get a report of casting for the role. Justice League hits theaters in November 2017 and The Batman is currently slated for some time in 2019.