Joe Manganiello is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan, and he was a guest on a radio show based in the city yesterday called “Mark Madden, Super Genius”.
Around the 14:20 mark of the interview, Manganiello was asked about starring in The Batman with Ben Affleck as the villain Deathstroke. Manganiello said all of the right things! He went into detail and described the movie in a really epic way! Check out the audio and quote below:
Mark Madden: I gotta tell ya. I can’t wait for the Affleck thing. Because Affleck’s so interesting. How well do you know him? I mean like, I love the way he puts a different spin on stuff like — for example this Batman movie. I’m sure it will be different from any one ever done.
Joe Manganiello: It is. That’s true. When I met Ben we sat down and we talked about, you know, the role. We talked about the movie. His take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised. Because it’s a road that no one’s really gone down that’s completely integral to who Batman is. And I think it’s gonna be refreshing but at the same time completely familiar. But it’s going to take this franchise in a direction that I think a lot of people are going to be really happy about.
It’s going to be gritty and action packed and cerebral and all of those elements that people love about Batman. Ben’s a great director, man. I mean the last movie that man directed won Best Picture. He’s got an Oscar for writing. Like, this is all the components to go down as a… everything is lined up for a really really really great movie. Not only a superhero movie but just a great, great movie. Which is why, you know, I told him in the room man, when I met him. “I should be so lucky, I’d be in great hands to work with you, I love your movies, let’s do this.”
How awesome is that?! The thing that really stood out to me was “Because it’s a road that no one’s really gone down that’s completely integral to who Batman is.”. Maybe we’ll be exploring the death of Robin? Let me know your thoughts and theories about this new information in the comments below!
SOURCE: Mark Madden, Super Genius