Joe Manganiello debuted as Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe in a Justice League post-credits scene, yet no official details have emerged about when we could see the character again. The Raid director Gareth Evans was previously linked to the project, though he recently clarified how casual those talks were and how devoted Manganiello is to the character.
"I had a phone call which I think was publicized a bit, about Deathstroke with DC. We talked about that before, we had a few conversations," Evans confirmed with ComicBook.com. "One of the guys at DC and at Warner Brothers, one with Joe, who has been on the character for some time now, who is super passionate about that character, by the way. I've never met anyone who knows more about their character."
The filmmaker admitted that, while he wasn't familiar with the character when those talks began, his research inspired a few different avenues in which to explore the character, despite none of those concepts being fleshed out.
"I was feeling my way around it and did a bit of research and read a couple of those comic books. I started to dig
It's unclear how those conversations fizzled out, but Evans didn't seem disheartened that nothing ever came of it.
"Nothing really went beyond those conversations. I haven't heard anything for a really long time," the director noted. "To be honest, every time I see an article written I keep wanting to ask, 'Okay, what is it you guys know that I don't know?' Because I haven't heard anything for a good while yet. So I don't know if that will ever come back full circle at some point. But I know I haven't had any conversation about that project for a long time now."
One of the latest updates about the project came from Manganiello himself earlier this summer, promising fans that the solo film was still "in the works." However, the
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Evans' latest film, Apostle, lands on Netflix on October 12th.
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