Joe Manganiello, set to play villain Deathstroke in 'The Batman,' describes on MTV podcast how his serious discussions for Superman role got derailed
Manganiello, who plays Hefty in the new animated adventure ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ (in cinemas 31 March), revealed to Yahoo that he used to collect and polish animal skulls as a kid. “When I was a kid I used to go on lots of hikes,” he told us, “I don’t know why I just thought of this, but I used to collect animal skulls in the wild.
It looks as though ‘The Batman’ is going through some changes. During an interview with CBS Pittsburgh (via Batman News) Joe Manganiello – the man behind the Deathstroke mask – cast doubt on whether or not he’s even in the movie at all. “Maybe,” he said, throwing his hands up in the air when asked about ‘The Batman’.
The Dark Knight kicks it up a notch… according to Deathstroke. “[Ben Affleck’s] take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised,” he told the Mark Madden, Super Genius Podcast. Well, if you believe the hype, it could mean that reports of ‘The Batman’ script being in a spot of bother could be very, very wrong.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, ‘The Batman’ star Joe Manganiello revealed that Ben Affleck’s first solo Batman movie starts filming in spring. “I mentioned the other day, it’s been around for a long time that the movie … There is no Batman movie happening yet,” he told The Huffington Post. Of course, Affleck’s comments come after he seemingly confirmed the title for his upcoming Batman movie… but he’s since tried to affirm that the title hasn’t quite been decided.
Zack Snyder may have just confirmed Deathstroke for ‘Justice League’. Appearing on Twitter, the ‘Justice League’ director tweeted out a rather cool image of himself pawing over the film’s storyboard while wearing one of Batman’s gauntlets with the hashtag ‘#cosplay’. At first glance, the storyboard Zack is working on remains practically illegible.
It’s official - Joe Manganiello is Deathstroke. According to The Wall Street Journal, DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns confirmed that Joe Manganiello will star as Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s first solo Batman movie. “Batman will face comic book villain Deathstroke, played by ‘True Blood’ star Joe Manganiello, in Ben Affleck’s first solo movie playing the Dark Knight,” they revealed.