It looks like Deathstroke will be getting his own movie with the director of ‘The Raid’ in talks to handle the film…
Deathstroke won’t just be a villain in a Batman movie after all.
Following the casting of Joe Manganiello — best known for his role on ‘True Blood’ — as the infamous DC comics mercenary for a stand alone Batman feature film directed by Ben Affleck, it appears the studio is prepared to give him his own movie instead.
According to The Wrap, wheels are in motion for a ‘Deathstroke’ stand alone film starring Manganiello with Gareth Evans, best known for his work on ‘The Raid’ in early talks to direct the feature from DC and Warner Bros.
The original plan was for Deathstroke to serve as the primary villain opposite Affleck in the stand alone Batman movie but the script for that version of the film was scrapped after Matt Reeves took over as director.
It appears DC and Warner Bros. have decided instead to do a solo feature on Deathstroke with Magnaniello still attached to star as the character.
Deathstroke first appeared as a villain for the Teen Titans back in 1980. Known as a master assassin and mercenary, Deathstroke — real name Slade Wilson — ended up a hugely popular character, who started to make appearances in several other comics including an eventual showdown with Batman as well. Deathstroke eventually became a bit of an anti-hero in the DC Universe although more recently he’s retained his ruthless nature as the world’s greatest mercenary and assassin.
There’s no word yet on who might be writing the script for ‘Deathstroke’ but it appears plans are in motion for the stand alone film to start coming together sooner rather than later.