Ben Affleck made a rare appearance on his Twitter account a couple of days ago in order to post some footage from the set of Justice League, which featured the villainous assassin Deathstroke. We didn't get to see who was behind the mask, but rumors have been flying around, stating that True Blood and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello will be playing the character. Now, thanks to Melbourne artist BossLogic, we have an idea what he may look like as Deathstroke.
BossLogic took to his Twitter account to show off some new fan art. It depicts Manganiello as Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke. The footage that Affleck posted featured an excellent look at the costume, so BossLogic had a lot to work with in that respect, but Deathstroke kept his mask on in the footage. Fortunately, BossLogic did a couple of pieces that show what he would look like with his mask off, should it come to pass that Manganiello winds up playing him.
Granted, Deathstroke doesn't often take off his mask, but this art shows just how well Manganiello would fit the role. The forward facing image that BossLogic did looks like it was ripped right from the page of a comic book. All Manganiello would have to do is grey up his hair a little bit, and grow out perhaps a bit more facial hair, though he did recently grow out a goatee, which has helped fuel the speculation.
Deathstroke has long been rumored to be appearing in a DC Extended Universe movie, and many expected the character to show up in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which ultimately didn't come to pass. Manganiello was rumored to be attached to the role for quite some time as well, and now there is evidence to support the idea that he was the man in the suit on the set of Justice League. He is currently filming an unnamed project in London, where Justice League happens to be filming. Plus, he recently followed both Zack Snyder and David Ayer on Twitter.
We have also learned that, yes, Affleck posted the Deathstroke footage as a Justice League tease of sorts. But more importantly, he is reportedly going to be the main villain of the Batman Reboot movie. So it looks like whoever is under that Deathstroke mask is going to be quite busy, and will have the honor of squaring off with Batfleck in the highly-anticipated Batman reboot, which is going to be directed by Ben Affleck. Is it Joe Manganiello? The evidence is there to support the idea, and if social media is to be believed, there is an awful lot of fan support for the casting choice. This art from BossLogic will also surely add to the desire to see Manganiello take on the part. Be sure to check out the Deathstroke art for yourself below.