Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer, confirmed the rumored casting of Joe Manganiello in a SJW interview discussing his new role overseeing Warner Bros’ DC films.
Manganiello playing Deathstroke has pretty much been rumored ever since Ben Affleck posted the video of the DCEU’s Deathstroke. The actor was in London, where Justice League is shooting, and started following Zack Snyder and David Ayer on Twitter. That clearly didn’t confirm anything (Even though some people think it does), but now he’s been confirmed for the role thanks to Johns.
We still don’t know what will be the actor’s first appearance as the character, but Johns did decline to comment on whether or not the character has a cameo in “Justice League.” That probably means he does. We still don’t know for sure if Deathstroke will be the villain in the solo Batman movie as reported. Johns didn’t say anything about that, nor was that ever confirmed. Chances are he is, and Johns just didn’t feel the need to confirm that too seeing as everyone thought that was already confirmed.
Manganiello is a great choice for Deathstroke. He’s proven himself as an actor. Just go watch the “Magic Mike” films as he’s wonderful in them. He also clearly has the physicality for the role. He’ll be a welcome addition to the already well cast DCEU.
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“Justice League” hits theaters November 16, 2017. As of right now, it’s not exactly sure when Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie (not officially called The Batman). Right now, it’s looking like the film may release in 2018 or 2019.