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08.29.2016

Batman Ben Affleck Deathstroke

Well, this certainly comes as a bit of a Monday morning surprise, Ben Affleck shared live-action footage via Twitter of what appears to be DC Comics villain Deathstroke. Whether this is a confirmation that the villain is due to make an appearance in Zack Snyder's upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE or Affleck's own standalone BATMAN film isn't certain, but it's definitely a revealing tease either way.

UPDATE: The Wrap is reporting that Deathstroke will be the main villain in the solo BATMAN film, but we'll just have to wait and see. Either way, he's popping up in the DCEU in one place or another. 

Deathstroke, also known as Slade Wilson, is a ruthless mercenary and assassin who has gone up against just about every major DC hero there is, he may not have superpowers on par with most of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, but he has more than enough skill to get the job done. The character has appeared on The CW's Arrow, played by Manu Bennett, but if Deathstroke is set to make an appearance in the DCEU, this would mark his live-action feature film debut. JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for a November 17, 2017 release.

Sound off below, JUSTICE LEAGUE cameo or BATMAN test-footage? Also, who should play Deathstroke?

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1:53PM on 08/29/2016
Possibly test footage to see how people online react ?
Possibly test footage to see how people online react ?
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8:55PM on 08/29/2016
I think clearly as its on a green screen
I think clearly as its on a green screen
1:36PM on 08/30/2016

Deathstroke IN AA could be awesome

So of course Slade doesn't do anything without purpose. Why would he break into Arkham? He isn't going to be releasing villains. Is it going to be like the Arkham Asylum game but instead of Joker running things, Slade is?? IS Slade Wilson the villain because his cartoon counterpart (Deadpool) did so well?
So of course Slade doesn't do anything without purpose. Why would he break into Arkham? He isn't going to be releasing villains. Is it going to be like the Arkham Asylum game but instead of Joker running things, Slade is?? IS Slade Wilson the villain because his cartoon counterpart (Deadpool) did so well?
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8:38AM on 08/30/2016

UPDATE

Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson will be played by an Asian female actress... (I kid, I kid!!!! *in my best Triumph the Insult Comic Dog voice*)
Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson will be played by an Asian female actress... (I kid, I kid!!!! *in my best Triumph the Insult Comic Dog voice*)
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1:34PM on 08/30/2016
This was the best topic.... FOR ME TO POOP ON!!
This was the best topic.... FOR ME TO POOP ON!!
11:30PM on 08/29/2016
Maybe Deathstroke is going to be in the standalone Batman movie, but by golly that footage look like a clip from the Batman: Arkham Origins game or a really cool cosplay based on it. The suit clearly have the same design as the one in the game.
Maybe Deathstroke is going to be in the standalone Batman movie, but by golly that footage look like a clip from the Batman: Arkham Origins game or a really cool cosplay based on it. The suit clearly have the same design as the one in the game.
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12:50AM on 08/30/2016
Yep Agreed. At first I thought it was too perfect to be real that I thought it was a CG clip.
Yep Agreed. At first I thought it was too perfect to be real that I thought it was a CG clip.
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8:51PM on 08/29/2016
Weird. I like deathstroke, but with the things established in the DCCU and what Affleck has said, I'd rather have deadshot or joker and Harley, or all the villains affleck mentioned. Those are already established and I'd like to watch the death of robin. Picking a new villain is kinda odd, and he's too similar to deadshot and deadpool. Hopefully he's one of many characters.
Weird. I like deathstroke, but with the things established in the DCCU and what Affleck has said, I'd rather have deadshot or joker and Harley, or all the villains affleck mentioned. Those are already established and I'd like to watch the death of robin. Picking a new villain is kinda odd, and he's too similar to deadshot and deadpool. Hopefully he's one of many characters.
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4:13PM on 08/29/2016

Cast...

...Anson Mount.
...Anson Mount.
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3:50PM on 08/29/2016

Looks good

And I'm down with seeing Batman face off against someone who's not in his usual Rogue's Gallery. We've seen at least four different cinematic versions of The Joker (Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto), three iterations of Catwoman, we're too close to the Nolan films to use Bane or Two-Face, and Joel Schumacher has pretty much poisoned any attempt to use Riddler, Mr. Freeze or Poison Ivy.
And I'm down with seeing Batman face off against someone who's not in his usual Rogue's Gallery. We've seen at least four different cinematic versions of The Joker (Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto), three iterations of Catwoman, we're too close to the Nolan films to use Bane or Two-Face, and Joel Schumacher has pretty much poisoned any attempt to use Riddler, Mr. Freeze or Poison Ivy.
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1:44AM on 08/30/2016
Actually I'm really hoping they dig into the rogues gallery. If you really want to successfully build this expanded universe why not do something cool with all these characters. This is why i would love to see something like Hush or even just a straight up Red Hood adaption (which uses Mr. Freeze and Black Mask extremely well as supporting characters).

In particular I really want to see Bane fight Killer Croc at some point. Just think about how awesome this scene would be on the big
Actually I'm really hoping they dig into the rogues gallery. If you really want to successfully build this expanded universe why not do something cool with all these characters. This is why i would love to see something like Hush or even just a straight up Red Hood adaption (which uses Mr. Freeze and Black Mask extremely well as supporting characters).

In particular I really want to see Bane fight Killer Croc at some point. Just think about how awesome this scene would be on the big screen.

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10:16AM on 08/30/2016
Gotta disagree about the Riddler. What better character to bring out the detective in Batman?
Gotta disagree about the Riddler. What better character to bring out the detective in Batman?
12:18PM on 08/29/2016
Whaaaaaaaatttttttt !!!!
Whaaaaaaaatttttttt !!!!
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11:50AM on 08/29/2016

Yes!!!

this looks!! Great!
this looks!! Great!
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11:19AM on 08/29/2016
Pretty damn cool footage. I still hope Affleck goes with a villain we haven't seen yet for his first solo Batman film like Nolan did with Scarecrow with Batman Begins.

As for who should play Deathstroke.....Joe Manganiello, Tom Hardy, and/or Joel Edgerton would be my picks for Deathstroke.
Pretty damn cool footage. I still hope Affleck goes with a villain we haven't seen yet for his first solo Batman film like Nolan did with Scarecrow with Batman Begins.

As for who should play Deathstroke.....Joe Manganiello, Tom Hardy, and/or Joel Edgerton would be my picks for Deathstroke.
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11:40AM on 08/29/2016
You wouldn't go Stephen Lang to play Deathstroke. The man looks exactly like Slade Wilson.
You wouldn't go Stephen Lang to play Deathstroke. The man looks exactly like Slade Wilson.
11:46AM on 08/29/2016
And regarding villains, I wouldn't mind if they took another crack at Two-Face or Riddler. I feel something cool could be done with either character to make a formidable villain for Batman on screen.

Regardless, I would love to see the Batman solo series tell 1 over-arching story (not necessarily all three movies are connected though). But introduce Damian Wayne as the new Robin in the first movie. By the second movie we become aware of something fishy going on, with a big reveal at the
And regarding villains, I wouldn't mind if they took another crack at Two-Face or Riddler. I feel something cool could be done with either character to make a formidable villain for Batman on screen.

Regardless, I would love to see the Batman solo series tell 1 over-arching story (not necessarily all three movies are connected though). But introduce Damian Wayne as the new Robin in the first movie. By the second movie we become aware of something fishy going on, with a big reveal at the Red Hood by the end. The third movie would have Batman facing off against Red Hood. But the over-arching theme of these movies is Batman as an older hero getting ready to call it quits for good, he's being forced to reconcile his past and pass the mantle on to someone else.
11:50AM on 08/29/2016
I excluded Lang because of the whole Cable campaign.
I excluded Lang because of the whole Cable campaign.
11:16AM on 08/29/2016
What's the difference between deathstroke and deadshot? Both are incredibly skilled assassins without supernatural powers.
What's the difference between deathstroke and deadshot? Both are incredibly skilled assassins without supernatural powers.
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11:22AM on 08/29/2016
Deadpool is a smartass who can break the fourth wall. He's basically Deathstroke on steroids if he decided to become a stand-up comedian.
Deadpool is a smartass who can break the fourth wall. He's basically Deathstroke on steroids if he decided to become a stand-up comedian.
11:28AM on 08/29/2016
Hoylehaw - I asked the difference between deathstroke and DEADSHOT from suicide squad. They're from the same universe while deadpool is marvel. Thanks.
Hoylehaw - I asked the difference between deathstroke and DEADSHOT from suicide squad. They're from the same universe while deadpool is marvel. Thanks.
11:38AM on 08/29/2016
Deadshot is more sniper assassin. Where Deathstroke is a mercenary who general uses a mix of guns and a sword. Death stroke is way better than Deadshot believe me. Basically like an evil Batman without a cape.
Deadshot is more sniper assassin. Where Deathstroke is a mercenary who general uses a mix of guns and a sword. Death stroke is way better than Deadshot believe me. Basically like an evil Batman without a cape.
11:39AM on 08/29/2016
Well, first off, I don't believe Deadshot has any supernatural powers. He's just a really good shot.

Whereas Deathstroke, I believe, has some sort of ability to heal quickly, or at least stand up to a lot of pain. And he's generally just more skilled and more ruthless than any of the other "hired assassins" in DC.

That's pretty much it. Oh, and I believe he's never said "ah, hell naw!" under any circumstances.
Well, first off, I don't believe Deadshot has any supernatural powers. He's just a really good shot.

Whereas Deathstroke, I believe, has some sort of ability to heal quickly, or at least stand up to a lot of pain. And he's generally just more skilled and more ruthless than any of the other "hired assassins" in DC.

That's pretty much it. Oh, and I believe he's never said "ah, hell naw!" under any circumstances.
12:45PM on 08/29/2016
Sorry for the misread. People compare Deathstroke to Deadpool a lot, so I made an assumption based on the first four letters of the name.
Sorry for the misread. People compare Deathstroke to Deadpool a lot, so I made an assumption based on the first four letters of the name.
12:50AM on 08/30/2016
Exactly

Deadshot is just a marksman assassin
Deathstroke is a Mercenary and is considered to be the only person who can go toe to toe with Batman on a regular basis. (yea i know Bane did, but he did it once and since then Batman has never made that mistake again)

Deadpool...well thats just Marvel
Exactly

Deadshot is just a marksman assassin
Deathstroke is a Mercenary and is considered to be the only person who can go toe to toe with Batman on a regular basis. (yea i know Bane did, but he did it once and since then Batman has never made that mistake again)

Deadpool...well thats just Marvel
1:38PM on 08/30/2016

Now for the bad part... The existance of Deathstroke alone makes Suicide Squad a moot movie

Suicide Squad was about bringing together "The BADDEST villains" when really they were all D listers (except for Harley who is B listed as a sidekick).

If the government was going to put a squad together of villains, why would they choose any of those losers that they did when they could have just hired Slade and any of the actually bad (non joke) villains.
Suicide Squad was about bringing together "The BADDEST villains" when really they were all D listers (except for Harley who is B listed as a sidekick).

If the government was going to put a squad together of villains, why would they choose any of those losers that they did when they could have just hired Slade and any of the actually bad (non joke) villains.
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11:57AM on 08/30/2016

Cant Wait

Can't wait to see how bad they screw this one up. Will Affleck get complete control of editing, or will DC chop it up and ruin more characters along this path of self destruction? I think Ben can make a great film, but fear the studio execs will do the typical DC treatment.
Can't wait to see how bad they screw this one up. Will Affleck get complete control of editing, or will DC chop it up and ruin more characters along this path of self destruction? I think Ben can make a great film, but fear the studio execs will do the typical DC treatment.
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2:20PM on 08/29/2016

Booooooooo. Deathstroke isn't even a Batman villain,.

It's like on CW's "Arrow" don't even bother to try to follow the source material and just have the character fights villains with brand name recognition (Deathstroke, Ra'as ahl Ghul, etc) regardless of whether they're even in the character's rogues gallery. Yeah, I mean Batman's fought Deathstroke a couple of times over his 80 years,but who has he not fought? That's like saying Thanos is an X-Men villain.
It's like on CW's "Arrow" don't even bother to try to follow the source material and just have the character fights villains with brand name recognition (Deathstroke, Ra'as ahl Ghul, etc) regardless of whether they're even in the character's rogues gallery. Yeah, I mean Batman's fought Deathstroke a couple of times over his 80 years,but who has he not fought? That's like saying Thanos is an X-Men villain.
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3:04PM on 08/29/2016
He's a Teen Titans villain, right? So maybe having Cyborg, and with Robin (or is it Nightwing? I get confused) dead, they can make an argument? Anyway, I kind of feel like at this point Batman owes us the Joker, so I'm guessing Deathstroke will be in Justice League.
He's a Teen Titans villain, right? So maybe having Cyborg, and with Robin (or is it Nightwing? I get confused) dead, they can make an argument? Anyway, I kind of feel like at this point Batman owes us the Joker, so I'm guessing Deathstroke will be in Justice League.
6:37PM on 08/29/2016
The one person on the internet not excited about this!
The one person on the internet not excited about this!
12:48AM on 08/30/2016
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12:49AM on 08/30/2016
Actually. Deathstroke is MOSTLY a Batman villain now. He definitely had his start on Titans etc but just like Harley Quinn had her start on the Animated series. Her character has evolved. Deathstroke has evolved and moved on to become one of Batmans most formidable foes.
Actually. Deathstroke is MOSTLY a Batman villain now. He definitely had his start on Titans etc but just like Harley Quinn had her start on the Animated series. Her character has evolved. Deathstroke has evolved and moved on to become one of Batmans most formidable foes.
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