Although Ben Affleck will be seen once again in the cape and hood at Zack Snyder’s League of Justice, the possibility of Batman taking on Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke as originally planned in The batman movie, it’s pretty bleak. But the real news is, not just Joe Manganiello death Punch not included in Matt Reeves review The batman script, and his solo movie was scrapped, but it was also supposed to be part of the canceled Suicide squad 2 as well.
As we already know, it was Ben Affleck who was initially on board as the writer, director, and star of the upcoming DCEU movie. The batman. When he was involved, Manganiello’s Deathstroke was also in the movie. But when Warner Bros. set out to tweak the DCEU settings, Affleck was eliminated and so was Deathstroke when Reeves was assigned to direct the film. And with the departure of Ben Affleck, the solo film based on Deathstroke was also dead upon arrival.
“When the dust settled, it was not considered a priority to make a $ 40 million movie about the origin story of a villain that shows the backstory.” Joe manganiello explained. But The batman and the canceled Deathstroke mstandalone are not the only films in which the actor was unable to star. The sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, released in 2016, was to mark the character’s second appearance in the DCEU.
“There were four or five different versions of Suicide Squad 2 that they put me on hold, for dates, waiting for an actor to release and we were going to go.”
After Reeves came on board to direct The batman and Robert Pattinson replaced Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, the sequel to Suicide squad It was scrapped as well and an upcoming reboot of the film was planned with James Gunn, who did not include the Deathstroke character.
But now, his character returns to the big screen with Zack Snyder League of Justice who has included Deathstroke through new sequences just as he has with Jared Leto’s Joker, allowing Manganiello to realize some of his many ideas about Deathstroke.
“At the end of the film, I always imagined him shaving his head on some kind of war mission, bordering on suicide, ‘This is it, I’m going to die a warrior.’ I explained that to Zack and he said, ‘Great, let’s do it,’ ”he shared. Last year, Manganiello had shared how disappointed he was after all the projects that were supposed to include Deathstroke were canceled. So when Zack Snyder called him with the offer to star in the League of Justice re-filming, I was beyond excited to play the character again.
“There has been so much disappointment in the last four years. There were probably seven different death Punch projects that were all canceled. So when you keep getting that phone call over and over again, you have to let it go for your own sanity. So getting that call from Zack to put the suit back on, it was fun.
It was strange, because four years have passed. Four years later. But he had had a lot of thoughts after all those false starts about the character and what he wanted to do with him. So when Zack called me, I was able to put my stench on him in different ways that were very satisfying, “he shared. The news comes to us through Happy, Sad, and Confused Podcast by Josh Horowitz.
Topics: Deathstroke, Suicide Squad 2