Joe Manganiello confirmed as Deathstroke


Some things can both be awesome and disappointing at the same time. Hi guys, Markus here as usual (who else did you expect, Manu fucking Bennett?). So we got some interesting movie news here… so let’s go.

So we seem to finally have a confirmed casting for Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in the upcoming “Batman” solo film directed by Ben Affleck, written by Affleck and DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns, and starring Ben Affleck. You might remember that a little over a week ago, Ben Affleck released a video on his Facebook page that featured the character of Deathstroke. Well, now it’s been confirmed that he will be a central character in the upcoming “Batman” movie. We’ve also (more or less) gotten confirmed who will play him. And if you didn’t read the title of this post or looked at the pictures above or been on the internet at all… then what the hell is your deal, man? Joke’s aside, American actor Joe Manganiello, known for playing Flash Thompson in the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” movie, and for being in the “Magic Mike” films and also “True Blood” has been confirmed for Deathstroke. My thoughts on this? I honestly don’t really have anything to say about this since I haven’t seen him in many things, and can therefore not judge his acting talents. I can say however that he’s been a fan favorite for quite some time, even before the character was confirmed to appear in the DCEU. This was officially revealed in an interview with Geoff Johns that you can read a little about in the Wall Street Journal (will be linked at the end of this). And I have to say that Manganiello wasn’t really my first choice to play the awesome character. I mean, for fuck’s sake, I’ve been trying to get #FrankGrilloForDeathstroke trending for over a month. But it’s too late now and Manganiello is our new Deathstroke. And you know what, good for him. I wish him the best and I hope he turns out to be a fucking awesome Deathstroke!

So what are your thoughts on this? Do you think Manganiello will turn out to be an awesome Deathstroke? And to add a little more fun to this… If Manganiello would’ve turned down the role, who would you want to see as Deathstroke? Leave any and all answers in the comments.
Have a good one.

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