The DC Extended Universe’s roster of films seems to grow every month. With a new announcement about a “Deathstroke” film based on the masked assassin, fans of the comics are divided.
Last year, DC Film’s current Batman, Ben Affleck, sent fans into a speculative frenzy when he teased the character’s appearance as the antagonist in the upcoming “Justice League” movie.
“He’s a great villain because — I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well. You know, I’m a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work,” Affleck shared with Collider back when he was attached as director of “The Batman.”
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016
Even so, the latest slew of rebooted DC superheroes and villains have been meet with contention and some fans are not looking forward to watching a lesser known character when DC hasn’t seemingly cemented its current roster.
— movin in silence (@ClammChowda) October 25, 2017
"Gee should we make another Superman film… No… People would rather Deathstroke"
— Ray Devlin (@DEVLIN712) October 25, 2017
— Ӻℒ ï Հɀሃ 🖤 (@BotanicalToxins) October 25, 2017
Others look forward to the villain film, especially with Joe Manganiello and Gareth Evans attached to star and direct, respectively.
— Arctic Ninja Paul (@arcticninjapaul) October 25, 2017
— Mike (@SupesKenobi) October 25, 2017
#Deathstroke scoop is hands down is going to be my personal top 3 all time. Been a huge fan of Slade since he had his solo book in the 90s.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) October 25, 2017
The only thing that could make me happier about the Deathstroke film is if Viola Davis joins the cast as Waller.
— Arakki Thottie (@BlckBolex) October 25, 2017
A standalone “Deathstroke” film is a long way off, but until it comes out, impatient fans can catch DC’s iteration of the comic villain on the small screen. Deathstroke — aka Slade Wilson — is played by Manu Bennett on CW’s Green Arrow adaptation, “Arrow.”