Joe Manganiello Confirmed As Deathstroke

We all suspected it, but now its confirmed – “True Blood” and “Magic Mike XXL” star Joe Manganiello is the comic book villain Deathstroke in the upcoming Ben Affleck-directed “Batman” solo film at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Affleck recently shared a video online of Manganiello in his Deathstroke outfit but didn’t reveal the actor underneath the mask or what role the character would play.

Today, DC Entertainment president and CCO Geoff Johns reportedly confirmed the casting to The Wall Street Journal in his first interview discussing his new role overseeing Warners’ movies based on DC Comics characters.

Johns declined to comment on whether Deathstroke has a cameo in “Justice League” which is currently shooting in London and where the footage was likely shot. He also declined to say when the solo “Batman” film will be released, a film he and Affleck are writing.