Deathstroke Will Be the Main Villain in Ben Affleck’s Batman Solo Movie


Ben Affleck took to Twitter earlier today to drop a mysterious video revealing a new villain set to enter the DC Cinematic Universe. To comic book fans it seemed pretty clear that the character in the video was Deathstroke, a mercenary and assassin who is a well-known enemy of both Batman and Green Arrow. In fact, the character has already appeared on the Arrow TV series, but when fans asked about the possibility of seeing him return, they were told that he was being reserved for a future DC project. Now we know that they were saving him for a DC movie, but which movie could it be? Hit the jump for more details.

The following video was posted on Twitter earlier today without any additional comments:

The initial assumption was that this was taken from the set of Justice League, which is currently in production in London. However, a few hours later, The Wrap claimed to have reliable information that Deathstroke will actually be the primary villain in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. It is, of course, possible that he will still be making a small cameo in Justice League, because that’s how these things tend to work. No word yet on who might be playing Deathstroke, however. Are you excited to see Slade Wilson join the DC Cinematic Universe?

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  • Mrespony

    I’m excited about the potential for a straightforward action thriller.

  • 1138sw

    I’m excited about the character….about the new WB DC Movie Universe? Not so much.