Deathstroke will be the main villain in the standalone Batman movie. Continue reading for more details.
Earlier this morning Ben Affleck (Batman in Batman v Superman as well as the writer/director of the upcoming solo Batman film) posted the following video on his Twitter account depicting the villain Deathstroke.
The video sent the online community into a frenzy. Is Deathstroke appearing in Justice League? Could he be a villain the team goes up against in addition to the main baddie Steppenwolf? Since he appears to be a hanger/aircraft with what could be the Batmobile behind him, is it possible he’s being recruited in some capacity to fight against Steppenwolf and the inevitable invasion in Justice League? While it’s certainly possible that Slade Wilson/Deathstroke could be appearing next year, what has been confirmed is that he will be the main antagonist in the solo Batman movie. Here’s what The Wrap had to say about it:
“Ben Affleck wasn’t just teasing: Deathstroke will, in fact, be the main antagonist of the Batman standalone movie he’s directing, TheWrap has exclusively learned from an individual with knowledge of the situation.”
Who is Deathstroke and why is this a good thing for DC? Slade Wilson is considered one of the top mercenaries in the DC universe with enhanced abilities and is a tactician on a level with Batman. He has even defeated Batman in hand to hand combat on numerous occasions. Basically if you made Batman evil and gave him enhanced abilities you’d get Deathstroke.
I’m a huge fan of Deathstroke and think that Ben Affleck could do incredible things with these two skilled tacticians going at each other. Part of me is bummed that we’re not going to get an Under the Red Hood or an Arkham Asylum movie as the Batman solo film as previously rumored, but outside of the Joker I believe Deathstroke has the greatest potential as a big screen villain. Now, is Joe Manganiello going to play Deathstrokes as previously rumored previously when it was believed his character would show up in Suicide Squad? There’s no word on who is under the costume in the clip posted, but Manganiello just so happens to be in London where filming is taking place.
What do you think about the decision to have Deathstroke as the main villain in the solo Batman movie to be directed by Ben Affleck? Share your thoughts in the discussion board below. There is no scheduled release date yet for the Batman solo film. I will keep you updated as soon as any new information drops about this film so stay tuned.