The internet just about lost its mind when footage showed up on social media of a new Deathstroke, supposedly linked to the upcoming Justice League and Batman solo films from Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck. Reactions to the new suit were mostly positive, but it turns out that might not be the final product.
Actor Joe Manganiello, who will be playing the lethal mercenary in the DC Cinematic Universe, recently confirmed that the suit seen in the footage is not the final design. He shared some fan art of the suit on Twitter with the caption "Thanks to @jeran_art for this awesome shot of me from the armor screen test. #DEATHSTROKE."
That means when Deathstroke does make an appearance on screen, his look will likely shift. It's supposed to look cobbled together to a degree, but odds are it gets a bit streamlined during the production process.
Manganiello recently told Entertainment Tonight that he's excited to be involved in a superhero film and that he's passed up several other opportunities along the way. "Well, growing up an avid comic book fans and then - you know, there were a lot of superhero roles and supervillain roles that came my way that I said no to or wasn't allowed to do because of other commitments. It's just really exciting to think that this is the one," he admitted.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League hits theaters on November 11, 2017.
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