It’s a big Batman day! Earlier this morning Ben Affleck revealed his upcoming Batman movie is called simply The Batman, and now we know why he picked Deathstroke as the villain.

In an interview with Collider, Affleck explained that he thinks Deathstroke can match up with Batman well, and that he was a big fan of how the character was done in the New 52 comics.

“He’s a great villain because—I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well. You know, I’m a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work.”

In August, Ben Affleck revealed test footage of Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke. Check it out below if you missed it, or just want to see it again!

SOURCE: Collider