Joe Manganiello is set to play Deathstroke in the new Batman film starring Ben Affleck.
After a cryptic post from Affleck featuring a still of Deathstroke in action it was only a matter of time before the internet hunted down the man behind the dual coloured mask. The confirmation came from DC supremo Geoff Johns in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson, was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, and first appeared in “The New Teen Titans #2” in 1980. He is a decorated soldier turned mercenary who underwent an experimental procedure that gave him super strength.
Although he originally appeared as the archenemy of the teenage superhero team, Deathstroke eventually had run-ins with many other characters in the DC Universe, including Batman.