Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke May be the Villain of ‘Suicide Squad 2’

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brian-mcgee - June 11, 2018

Following his appearance in the post-credits sequence of Justice League, the suits at DC have been scrambling to find a place for Joe Manganiello's Deathstroke.

The character was first slated to go up against Ben Affleck's Batman, but director Matt Reeves got rid of the script that contained him. Putting him in the end credits of Justice League felt like a hail mary pass to keep the DCEU going in some way, and it obviously failed.

There was also talk that Deathstroke could get his own movie, directed by The Raid's Gareth Evans, but that seems to have fallen apart or been bumped way back since the director is currently tied up with a TV deal in the UK.

Just when it seemed like it wasn't meant to be, however, along comes a wild rumor that Slade Wilson may yet live again, this time as the villain of Suicide Squad 2, the upcoming sequel from the director of The Accountant.

According to Comic Book Movie, Manganiello confirmed this information to a fan at this past weekend's Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, Australia. While it seems wildly speculative, and may just be the delusions of a mad fan, it kinda makes sense.

Pitting fellow bad guys against one of their own is a classic comic book trope, though I don't personally see Will Smith's Deadshot admitting that he needs an entire team to take out basically his direct equivalent in the DC Universe. That part of it doesn't add up for me.

So remember kids, this is all hinging on the word of a redditor, so don't take it as gospel truth just yet.

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