Remember the test footage actor and director Ben Affleck released? Well, Deathstroke is more than just a test — it’s real, and the role has been filled.
According to an article by Angie Han of Slashfilm.com, Joe Manganiello of Magic Mike fame is set to play the main villain in Affleck’s solo Batman film. DC exec Geoff Johns told the Wall Street Journal Manganiello is confirmed to play the role.
Some fans are reacting negatively to the news, saying “He has no range,” but there’s no doubting the physique is spot-on. Affleck has recently gained more trust in the director’s chair, as well, with hits like The Town and Argo.
The next Batman film has yet to have any release date announced.