The last time we heard from Joe Manganiello he wasn’t sure if he was still going to star in The Batman as Deathstroke. Since then, plans have become more clear. Now Manganiello knows what his future as Deathstroke looks like, but unfortunately he can’t talk about it.
Here’s what Manganiello had to say about the matter in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
I think a lot of people are wondering what the status of Deathstroke is in the next Batman movie now that Ben Affleck is off the project as director. Do you have any information about that?
I don’t. Well, I do but nothing that I can share. I know everything but I can’t say any of it.
Was that imparted in a happy way or a downtrodden way? I’m trying to interpret the fluctuations in your tone.
[Pause.] I’m shooting for a neutral tone.
Any idea when we’ll find out?
It’s not up to me. That’s a good question for Warner Bros. and D.C.
It’s hard to gauge Manganiello’s tone via text, and even the interviewer speaking to him wasn’t sure if he was happy or upset with what he was saying.
With Matt Reeves confirming that he’s not using Ben Affleck’s script and is starting over from scratch, I think for now it’s best to assume that Deathstroke is not part of the movie. But with all of the preparation that Manganiello has already put into the role, let’s hope there’s still room for his Deathstroke somewhere in the DC Extended Universe.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter