Earlier this morning Ben Affleck posted a cryptic video of Deathstroke, and now we know why!

According to The Wrap, Deathstroke will be the main villain in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, which he’ll direct, write, and of course, star in!

Earlier this year, Arrow creator Marc Guggenheim was asked if Deathstroke would be coming back to the show, and he replied that the character was “tied up in another DC project”. Now we know that project is Ben Affleck’s Batman movie!

Batman News #23: Batman Will Battle Deathstroke in the DCEU!

Take a look again at the first footage of Deathstroke, which Ben Affleck shared on his social media channels this morning. It was shot on the set of Justice League, where Affleck is currently working, but is probably completely unrelated to that movie.

Umberto Gonzalez, who broke the Deathstroke news on The Wrap, went on Twitter to debunk the rumor that said Affleck’s Batman movie would take place in Arkham Asylum. Darn!

Are you excited to see Deathstroke as the villain in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie? Who should play him? Are you disappointed that Jared Leto’s Joker may not has as big of a role as we thought? Let me know in the comments below!

SOURCE: The Wrap