It has been a few weeks since Ben Affleck announced Deathstroke as the villain of his solo Batman movie, now officially titled The Batman. And we have since learned that Joe Manganiello will take the role of Slade Wilson, now Affleck has revealed why he wanted Deathstroke for his first solo outing.
“He’s a great villain because—I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well. You know, I’m a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work.”
Deathstroke will be the primary villain in Ben Affleck’s The Batman, however, recent images from Zack Snyder’s twitter account, seemingly confirm that the villain will be introduced in next year’s Justice League. Either way, it’s exciting to have confirmation and a reason why Deathstroke is the villain in The Batman.
Affleck’s first solo outing as the caped crusader is expected to land in theatres in 2018, however, no official release date has been confirmed by Affleck or Warner Bros.
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