CBMB: Joe Manganiello Confirmed as Deathstroke in the DCEU | FanboysInc

CBMB: Joe Manganiello Confirmed as Deathstroke in the DCEU

By Muuka Muyumba

Today, the Wall Street Journal confirmed our earlier reporting that Joe Manganiello will play the featured villain, Deathstroke, in Ben Affleck’s first solo movie playing the Dark Knight. In a conversation with DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, he confirmed the casting in his first interview discussing his new role overseeing Warner Bros.’ movies based on DC Comics characters.

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Affleck recently shared a video online of what appeared to be a computer-generated figure in a Deathstroke costume. What may now be the case is that Manganiello was actually in the costume for a camera test.

Manganiello is best known for being the first Flash Thompson on film in 2002 Spider-Man, as well as having had a stint was the faithful werewolf Alcide on HBO’s True Blood. Manganiello has impressed with an erotic dancer’s physique in the Magic Mike movies.

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Johns did not specify whether we would see Deathstroke in Justice League which is currently filming in London. London is also where Manganiello met with WB and DC brass to get the part.

The tentatively titled solo film, The Batman, is rumored to be hitting theaters in 2018.

Source: WSJ