Ben Affleck, star and executive producer of the upcoming Justice League film, took to Twitter today to all but break the Internet with one of the DC Universe's biggest cinematic reveals: Deathstroke will be joining the film.
Justice League is currently deep into production, likely wrapping in just a few weeks, which means the footage is most likely from the November 2017 film. While a standalone Batman film is currently in development with Affleck set to executive produce, write, star and direct himself, it is way too soon to be filming the project given Affleck's statement to ComicBook.com on the set of Justice League.
“I have a script," Affleck said. "We're still working on it and I'm not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, which I would have the highest of standards I would say."
Affleck went on to say the standalone Batman film will arrive when he thinks the script is ready.
Filming scenes for other movies on the Justice League set is not unheard of, though. Earlier this year, Zack Snyder filmed a scene for Suicide Squad while on the set of Justice League. The scene which saw Captain Boomerang arrested, landing him in Belle Reve, was credited to Ezra Miller's The Flash. Jai Courtney, the actor behind Captain Boomerang was never on set with Miller, though. Miller and Snyder filmed the quick insert in London and shipped off to Squad director David Ayer for use in his film.
Deathstroke has appeared in live-action form before. The mercenary wreaked havoc on CW's Arrow with the role being played by Manu Bennett at the time. That said, the character hasn't appeared on the show since the show's third season.
Now, the biggest question is: Who is playing Deathstroke?
Justice League is set for release November 17, 2017.