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Yesterday Ben Affleck shook up the superhero world when he posted a video to his Twitter account of Deathstroke, which all but confirmed the swirling rumors that he'd be the villain in the impending solo Batman film. Of course, this immediately led to further speculation over who might portray the superhuman. One of the names touted is the muscle-bound Joe Manganiello. Just in case you're having a hard time picturing the Magic Mike XXL star in the role, a nifty drawing has been made to show us what Joe Manganiello would look like as Deathstroke. And it's fantastic.
The above image was drawn by Boss Logic and it immediately suggests that Joe Manganiello, who was heavily linked to portray Deathstroke in Suicide Squad, would be a perfect suit for the DC Comics villain. Unfortunately, Manganiello is currently sporting a goatee rather than a full beard, but once he's grown that back, then the online world can begin championing the actor for the part. Unless the goatee is FOR the new part? Speculation runs rampant.
For those of you that don't know, Deathstroke, who is known to his close pals as Slade Wilson, has been a thorn in Batman's side ever since his DC debut back in 1980. That's thanks to his combination of super strength, which is the equivalent of ten men, his genius capacity to use 90 percent of his brain at one time, and his sensational healing abilities. Having previously been a soldier, he concluded his military career so that he could become an assassin. All of which he's achieved with just one eye.
As Ben Affleck's short video showcased yesterday, Deathstroke is also aided by an impressive suit of body armor that's made up of a metal that allows him to take all kinds of punishment from Batman and the Justice League, members of which Deathstroke has come up against in the past, without being incapacitated. Those of you who haven't seen Ben Affleck's video of Deathstroke can right that wrong by watching it below:
While we're only three films into the DC Extended Universe, it's safe to say that their villains have so far been somewhat of a mixed bag. As per usual, Michael Shannon delivered a mesmerizing and formidable performance as General Zod in Man Of Steel, which is why it's a shame that Superman snapped his neck at the end of it.
Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg's Lux Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice received mixed reviews, as people were more annoyed than petrified of the younger incarnation of the villain, and Cara Delevingne's Enchantress in Suicide Squad provoked laughter in some screenings because of just how preposterous she appeared.
Fingers crossed Ben Affleck has learnt from the error of these ways, and will help deliver a masterful take on the mighty Deathstroke.