Last week Ben Affleck took to social media to share a clip of DC Comics villain/anti-hero Deathstroke. The video, which you can check out below, did not reveal the actor underneath the mask, sending the internet into a frenzy of speculation.

Now, we have the name of who will play the deadly assassin in the DC Extended Movie Universe – ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘True Blood’ actor Joe Manganiello. Talking to The Wall Street Journal, DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed Manganiello’s casting and Deathstroke’s role in Affleck’s solo Batman outing.


Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke, or commonly referred to as Deathstroke the Terminator, was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez in 1980 and first appeared in ‘The New Teen Titans #2.’ Deathrstoke  is considered to be the deadliest assassin in the DC universe, and rightfully so as the super enhanced antagonist has taken down the Dark Knight multiple times in the comics.

‘Justice League’ is currently in production in London under the direction of Zack Snyder. Johns declined to comment if Deathstroke would be making an appearance in the film.

  • Joseph McCarthy

    Great choice for the role, and the antagonist in the film. We’ve seen the Joker enough times, do something else.