‘The Batman’ star Joe Manganiello says he starts working on it “this year”

Joe Manganiello is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, so he was on The Rich Eisen Show today to talk all about his favorite football team. His movie career also came up, and he spoke cryptically about working on The Batman with Ben Affleck.

When asked about the plot, the Deathstroke actor joked “It’s about Gotham, and this guy dresses up like a bat”. He then got a little more serious.

“I play the world’s deadliest assassin, who also has one eye. We will start at some point this year, it looks like”.

That would mean… this month, since 2016 is just about over! That’s a little hard to believe, considering Ben Affleck will be promoting his new movie Live By Night, which opens on December 25th. Maybe Manganiello meant “this upcoming year”? Or maybe he’s just referring to rehearsals and costume fittings. He had previously said that he starts shooting The Batman in the spring of 2017.

You can check out Manganiello’s comments in the video below around the 9:39 mark: