In the latest edition of who DC Comics is deciding to give their own solo movie this week, a new report suggests says that it’ll be Deathstroke. The character was originally supposed to be in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie but apparently Matt Reeves ended up writing the character out of the movie after he came aboard and rewrote the script. We think.
The report on the DC character’s solo movie comes from The Wrap:
“The Raid” helmer Gareth Evans is in early discussions to write and direct DC Comics Assassin “Deathstroke” film, TheWrap has exclusively learned. “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello is attached to star.
After it was learned that Warner Bros. would be making an origin movie for The Joker, this news isn’t exactly surprising – though fans seem to be divided on it:
“Joe…sorry to say Deathstroke has been cut from JL & Batman script.”
J: Really?! WELL FUC-
“We’re gonna give you your own movie instead.” pic.twitter.com/RFsJHnNQYX
— Film Junkee (@DaveePena) October 25, 2017
— Mike Hope (@MikeHope28) October 25, 2017
Warner Bros/DC continues to be filmmaker driven. Gareth Evans is strong in stylized, hyperviolent action & is perfect for #Deathstroke.
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) October 25, 2017
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) October 25, 2017
[gets incredibly excited about Deathstroke film]
[remembers how many other DC films are currently in development] pic.twitter.com/Au09Gbg587
— Shawn Madden (@shawnxmadden) October 25, 2017
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) October 25, 2017
Deathstroke movie is a bad idea. DC movie by Gareth Evans is a great idea. Just give him something else pls…
— Moritz (@roverrritz) October 25, 2017
We’ll keep you posted on this as it develops, although at this rate, it might be hard to keep up with all of the DC movies that are currently in development.
What do you think of this move? Are you excited about a potential Deathstroke movie? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments!