Batman Joe Manganiello Will Play Deathstroke In Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie written by Sean Gerber September 8, 2016 DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) will play Deathstroke in the solo Batman movie that Ben Affleck will star in, co-write (with Johns), and direct. New of the inclusion of Deathstroke in the next Batman movie broke last week when Affleck shared test footage of the character via his social media channels. https://t.co/0NsNzCtGip — Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016 Manganiello was first connected to the role of Deathstroke during the development of Suicide Squad, but it did not come to fruition. He must have made an impression, though, and it’s not hard to see why. He certainly has the physical presence to make him an ideal fit for Slade Wilson (Deathstroke’s real name) and a difficult challenge for Affleck’s Batman. There is no release date set for the next Batman movie, but it is expected sometime in 2018 or 2019. Joe Manganiello Will Play Deathstroke In Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post New DOCTOR STRANGE Poster Reflects A New Reality next post New MOANA Poster Today And A Trailer Thursday! You may also like BATMAN V SUPERMAN Will Have An R-Rated... February 23, 2016 Zack Snyder Confirms ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel... July 20, 2013 OPEN FORUM: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF... March 24, 2016 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ TV Spot #4 May 28, 2012 Photos: Warner Bros. Batman 75th Anniversary Exhibit July 3, 2014 #WeAreBatman February 22, 2013 Ben Affleck Suggests His Batman Will Battle... August 29, 2016 How The Joker Could Make BATMAN V... February 23, 2016 TDKR Gets the Cover of EW’s 2012... January 12, 2012 L.A. Live Showcases THE DARK KNIGHT LEGEND November 30, 2012 Oreole Rather exciting news. He’s yet another actor that’s moved from the Marvel neighborhood to the DC neighborhood (he was Flash Thompson in the first Riami Spider-Man movie). He has the exact right height (he’s even taller than comic book Deathstroke), and has the acting chops. Those are vital combinations for a character like Deathstroke. Tony Hull This is one of those *oh, of course* casting decisions. Like Affleck, this guy is the perfect choice, from a physical standpoint. I hope that he is given better material to work with than Affleck was in BvS. Home Run.