LOS ANGELES – Gareth Evans, the Welsh director behind The Raid and The Raid 2, is currently in talks to direct a Deathstroke movie as part of the DC Extended Universe.
The character is slated to make its cinematic debut in Ben Affleck’s stand-alone Batman movie, anticipated to be released n 2019. Previously, Joe Manganiello was in talks to play the character, but the status of his involvement remains unclear. If the actor agrees to play the character, this stand-alone film would be one of his first roles as a leading character in a blockbuster film.
Deathstroke was first introduced to the DC Comics universe in New Teen Titans #2 in 1980s. The character was the arch nemesis of the Teen Titans but, following his popularity, was incorporated into other comic books, including multiple Batman projects.
DC and Warner Bros.’ next live-action movie, Justice League is slated to be released on Nov. 17.
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