DC Comics character Deathstroke is now expected to feature as a villain in the upcoming solo Batman movie entitled The Batman, directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
Teased in an August 29 social media post by producer, director and star Affleck, DC Comics villain Deathstroke is being linked with a standalone Batman movie rather than the ensemble Justice League film that is currently in production.
Though Justice League will feature Affleck’s Batman when it releases in November 2017, it’s the undated standalone movie that Oscar-winning Argo director Affleck is leading which will feature Deathstroke as its main antagonist, according to The Wrap; the publication also floated the reboot’s title as The Batman.
Following that revelation, Film School Rejects suggests that Deathstroke could yet appear in Justice League in a cameo or menacing post-credits scene.
It goes on to speculate that the most likely candidates for the role would be either Darren Criss (a star of TV series Glee and recently seen with Affleck and Margot Robbie from DC’s Suicide Squad in London) or Julian Lewis (Invictus, less well known, but perhaps a better match for Affleck).
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