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In an exclusive from The Wrap, Ben Affleck’s teasing about Deathstroke making an appearance in his upcoming Batman solo film has been confirmed. Deathstroke will be the main villain facing off against Batman in the upcoming film. Nothing has been verified regarding who’ll be playing the villain, so we could theorize that maybe Manu Bennett could be reprising the character he portrayed in Arrow.  Personally, I’d like it if they could just continue with Bennett, but we’ll just have to see where the casting goes.

So what exactly was it that Ben Affleck posted that caused such a ruckus? This morning he posted a tweet on his page of the infamous antagonist walking towards the character in that slow-mo, movie-style walk that all action films seem to utilize. After seeing the untimely departure of Deathstroke from Arrow  and hearing from Marc Guggenheim, an executive producer of Arrow, discuss on Tumblr whether or not Deathstroke was returning to Season 4, fans have been on edge trying to figure out what project Deathstroke was being connected to.

Now we know and we’re excited.

Deathstroke was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez for DC Comics. He is a mercenary and assassin who made his first appearance in 1980 dealing with the Teen Titans. He’s encountered Batman numerous times and has actually beaten him to a bloody pulp several times.

The tentative release dates for the Batman solo film are either October 5, 2018 or November 1, 2019. Warner Bros. has two untitled DC projects set for those dates and, as far as we know, the Batman film has yet to be given an assigned title. Ben Affleck is going to be directing and is a co-writer on the script.

What do you think about Deathstroke making his cinematic appearance in the Batman solo film? Let us know in the comments below.


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Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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  • Its great to see different villains in Batman movies. Thats what made the first movies so good. Bane, Two-Face, Riddler, Joker, etc that made the hero vs villain angle work every time.

    Except for Batman & Robin. That was just awful.

    • I agree with you. I’m curious to know if you’ve watched the Gotham tv series. I’m loving it just for the fact that there have been so many different villains that have been introduced. There are going to be some seldom explored villains in the next season and I’m excited.

      We won’t discuss Batman & Robin. I’m a sucker for bad puns, but that movie was just…meh.

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