Watch Batman fight Deathstroke courtesy of ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller

Ben Affleck surprised the world today and released test footage of Deathstroke from his upcoming Batman movie. Fans immediately thought of the Batman: Arkham Origins trailer that featured an epic fight between the hero and the villain, and there’s a cool story behind it!

The Batman: Arkham Origins trailer above was created by Tim Miller’s Blur Studio. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Miller directed one of the biggest superhero movies of the year — Deadpool.

But before directing big live action movies, Miller and Blur Studio worked on cinematic trailers for video games like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Knight, and even Injustice. If the video above doesn’t get you excited about Deathstroke as the main villain in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, then nothing will!

Miller also directed the Batman: Arkham Origins TV spot below, which some fans consider to be one of the best pieces of Batman marketing ever created! It really captures the essence of the character. All in less than a minute.

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