So, we all know how Joe Manganiello was robbed of his Deathstroke movie, which is an absolute travesty. Since everyone got together and defeated the evil WB to get the Snyder cut, they think they can do anything. We’re fighting to restore the SnyderVerse with the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse hashtag. Now we’re going after the Deathstroke movie with #DeathstrokeHBOMax! Will it work? Somehow I’m doubtful but even Joe Manganiello is on board! So what do you say, fellow DC fans? You guys got one more blowup left in all of you too? Because I think I do, so let’s get that Deathstroke movie!
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) April 5, 2021
Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke appeared in Justice League right near the very end. It was just to set up Ben Affleck‘s Batman film, which ended up never happening. It’s too bad because Deathstroke was going to be the main villain of that one, and it sounded badass. I remember interviews where people behind the film were talking about what kind of villain he was going to be. They described him as something out of a horror movie. He was going to show up in Gotham and systematically destroy Batman’s life. I can only imagine what that would have been like.
There were also brief talks about a Deathstroke origin film, but that one was canned also. Way less is known about what that one would have been. Now, however, with HBO Max as the new home for DC content, anything is possible. Certain DC properties will be receiving films on the streaming platform instead of in theatres. Could Deathstroke be one of those? It’s fun to think about, and I’d love to see it. Ultimately the choice belongs to Warner Bros. though. Still, I say we fight back, so again, I say: let’s get that Deathstroke movie.
If you want to see Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke in action you should check out the Snyder Cut of Justice League. It’s on HBO Max or on Crave TV if you’re in Canada.
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