Thanks to Ben Affleck, we now know that we will soon be seeing yet another amazing comic book character hit the big screen in the next few years. Taking to his personal Facebook page this morning, Affleck posted a video of an unknown actor in costume as Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke The Terminator - seemingly confirming that we will soon get to see the orange-and-black mercenary/assassin in his very first live-action feature. It was a tremendously exciting announcement for those familiar with the talented one-eyed killer, but there are surely many out there who have no idea who Deathstroke is.

It's for those who exist in the latter group that we've decided to put together this little feature. With rumors swirling that Deathstroke will be the primary antagonist in Ben Affleck's upcoming solo Batman film, we figured now is the best time for us to give you a rundown on exactly what you need to know about the character before he hits the big screen. Read on and learn a little something!

Deathstroke

Deathstroke was originally introduced in Teen Titan comics

Deathstroke was a creation of Marv Wolfman and George Perez, making his big comic book debut in the second issue of the newly launched Teen Titans series back in 1980. Originally called simply The Terminator (a name that would ultimately evolve/change due to the release of James Cameron's film four years later), he was introduced as being on a mercenary mission of vengeance trying to kill the Teen Titans, and quickly gained tremendous popularity. His own series of comics launched in the early 1990s, and between three volumes released between 1991 and this year, he has starred in over 100 single issues and annuals. The fourth volume of Deathstroke comics began this summer with the big DC Universe Rebirth event, with Christopher Priest writing and Carlo Pagulayan doing the art.

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