So yesterday we told you about Ben Affleck’s tweet which showed Deathstroke on film so obviously he’s coming to the DCEU, but when? A lot of people are saying in the Justice League movie and why not, the DCEU seems to love to waste their most beloved villains (see Doomsday and the Joker) so it would make sense. Or it could be for the Batman solo film, which would make more sense so I’m going with Justice League.
Anyways, we’ve got two rumored contenders for this role. First up, and most plausible Julian Lewis Jones who has been cast in a yet unannounced role in Justice League. Also Jones has a grizzled and steely look much like the Slade Wilson of the comics. I’m not familiar with Jones’s work on film but he does have the look and has been cast in the movie.
Next up we fans who are probably reaching. Joe Manganiello was in London this week to visit a friend and Justice League happens to be filming there, as well as apparently Manganiello has recently begun following Zack Snyder on Twitter. All of that seems a bit far fetched, but people will dream. Manganiello has made it clear he wants to be in a super hero movie (not counting his turn as Flash Thompson in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man) but couldn’t accept any of those roles while filming True Blood. Well True Blood is over, so honestly I say look for him in a role soon, though I don’t think it’s going to be as Deathstroke.
So what do you think dear reader? Is one of these two men playing Deathstroke? Is he going to be in JL or Batman? Who do you want to see play him? Let us know in the comments below.