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DC is looking at a cult favourite action director to helm Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke movie

Gareth Evans, previously known for directing the action flick The Raid, is in early negotiations to write and direct a solo film based on the DC Comics villain, Deathstroke.

hollywood Updated: Oct 26, 2017 16:09 IST
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Actor Joe Manganiello attends the special screening of Killing Gunther, on October 15, 2017, in Los Angeles.(AFP)

Gareth Evans, previously known for directing the action flick The Raid, is in early negotiations to write and direct a solo film based on the DC Comics villain, Deathstroke, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.

No deals have been completed with Evans or Joe Manganiello, who is attached to star as the deadly assassin.

Manganiello was originally cast in the role to serve as the antagonist in Ben Affleck’s The Batman. But once Affleck stepped down as director, Matt Reeves came in and decided to no longer use the previous script.

Deathstroke was introduced in the comics in 1980 in New Teen Titans No 2. The character, whose real name is Slade Wilson, is an expert assassin with super strength and stamina.

Evans is best known for writing and directing The Raid and The Raid 2.

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