The New Batman Movie Casts Its Deathstroke

Joe Manganiello will play Deathstroke.

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After a tease that Deathstroke would be in the next Batman movie, we've now learned who will play the role.

Joe Manganiello will be behind the mask, DC Entertainment boss Geoff Johns confirmed (via the Wall Street Journal). In recent years, Manganiello is best known for his roles on How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, and the Magic Mike movies. He also has experience getting beaten up by superheroes in movies, having played Flash Thompson in 2002's Spider-Man.

Ben Affleck, who will direct and star in a new Batman movie following his appearance in the upcoming Justice League, recently shared a video (below) of someone in a Deathstroke outfit. This led to speculation that Deathstroke would be the bad guy in Affleck's new film, a prospect that was subsequently confirmed by a later report.

We still don't know, however, if the footage shown was from the new Batman or Justice League, which Deathstroke could conceivably have a cameo in. Johns declined to say whether or not there are plans for that.

Justice League releases in theaters in November 2017, with the Batman movie coming no sooner than 2018.

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so basically 2 drama actors go up against one another in an action movie??? that's one way to negate the lack of toughness but on the other hand just based on looks Joe Manganiello looks like he could mop the floor with Ben Affleck.....out of costume.....

when Affleck is in some comedy or drama movie he's awesome, in big action movies he's now so good.....Affleck could do a movie like Bad Boys no prob cus there's nothing crazy bout it, with batman he's too wishy washy like he was in Daredevil.....

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@crimsonllama: did you see the same movie???? it was so disjointed and didn't make sense and the whole thing was miscast.....Alfred felt wrong, bats felt wrong, Joker I mean Lex felt wrong, everything was off.....and bad.......

Bale was perfect as Bruce, and perfect for the action, Michael Keaton had the perfect Batman voice......and a great Bruce portrayal....but Nolan's Batman was better than BVS by 1000 miles.....sorry but Affleck should stick to what he's good at and superheroes isn't it......

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I don't have a problem with this actor (he was a neat choice in the new Pee Wee Herman movie), but I would not have picked him for Deathstroke.
As usual... we'll see.

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