When Ben Affleck teased us with a video of Deathstroke here, we started speculating who would play him. The answer is Big Dick Richie, Joe Manganiello! We knew his travelling in London where Justice League is filming wan’t just a coincidence and his current facial hair certainly does look like Slade Wilson’s. We love this casting. If anyone could put a beatdown on The Dark Knight it’s him.
DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed via The WSJ Manganiello’s casting. Johns and Affleck are currently writing the script for the untitled Batman movie. Johns also said the earliest Affleck’s untitled Batman would be in theaters was 2018 and declined to comment on whether Deathstroke will cameo in Justice League, but it’s a safe bet.
What do you think of the casting? Love Manganiello or should they have stuck with Manu Bennett from Arrow who looks eerily similar to him? See for yourselves in our comparison below.