Joe Manganiello has shared the first official photo of Deathstroke from his appearance in the after-credits scene of Justice League. You can check out the full image of Manganiello’s Deathstroke in our gallery below!
The first look at Deathstroke received was when a video of a costume test done on the set of the Justice League movie was released online. It was later announced that the DC Extended Universe’s Deathstroke would be played by Manganiello and that the mercenary villain would be the primary antagonist of Ben Affleck’s The Batman. However, whether those plans remain in place now that Matt Reeves has taken over directing the film.
In October, the story broke that DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures are in the early stages of development on a solo film starring Manganiello as Deathstroke. The Raid director Gareth Evans is reportedly attached to direct.
Manganiello’s Deathstroke was not expected to appear in the Justice League movie but showed up during one of the post-credits scenes. The scene showed Deathstroke in conversation with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice villain Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg. The conversation hinted at the formation of the Injustice League or another supervillain organization that could rival the power of the now united Justice League.
Created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Deathstroke is a famous mercenary in the world of DC Comics who has gone toe-to-toe with the Dark Knight on multiple occasions and actually beaten him in hand-to-hand combat more than once. A masterful assassin who has enhanced reflexes and strength, Deathstroke remains one of the most deadly people in the DCU despite being an old man.
Justice League is now playing in Australian cinemas!