Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello will be joining Ben Affleck’s first solo Batman movie as the villain of series.
The True Blood and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello is confirmed to join new Batman solo movie. This news was confirmed by the movie officials to WSJ.
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Ben Affleck will be seen playing the role of Batman in the Solo movie for the first time. He appeared in the same role earlier in Batman Vs Superman. He is also directing the new Batman movie.
Affleck had recently shared a video in which he showed a clip with Deathstroke. Many speculation were made in accordance to the video clip. Most of them pointed to the fact that Deathstroke will be seen as the major villain in Affleck’s Batman movie. However identification of the person playing this role was not revealed. Well now, it has been officially stated that Joe will be playing this role.
Manganiello is also known as his roles in the Magic Mike movies. Geoff Johns who is the president of DC Entertainment and chief creative officer of firm confirmed the appearance of said character and the role played by the actor. It was speculated earlier that Deathstroke might be seen in Justice League which is being shot at London right now.
When Johns was asked about Deathstroke’s role in Justice League he declined to comment on the story. We might see him in a small role in the upcoming movie too but it will not be conformed until any official word is released.
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Johns also didn’t comment on the release date of Batman movie. It is however said that we might be able to see a Batman Solo movie by the mid or end of year 2018. Johns and Affleck both are writing the script of movie, while Affleck will be directing it as well.