Joe Manganiello Reportedly Set To Play DC Films' Deathstroke

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Actor Joe Manganiello, one of the actors tipped to play Superman before Henry Cavill was cast, will finally make his way into the DC Films universe as one of its bad guys: Deathstroke.

The Wall Street Journal reports the actor will play Slade Wilson in Ben Affleck's solo Batman film. Their source: DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, who apparently confirmed the casting for the site during an interview.

Unfortunately, it is still unclear just when the film is expected to be released. Some expect it to take one of the open 2018 slots in Warner Bros. Pictures's release schedule, but one imagines Affleck's willingness to get on with it will be a major factor. Of course, considering how important Batman is to the studio, he could always be enticed to speed things up a bit.