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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Holy hell, this is awesome. TheWrap has just confirmed that Gareth Evans, the man behind the amazing action film, The Raid, is in talks to write and direct a Deathstroke film. This film would star actor Joe Manganiello in the lead role of Slade Wilson himself.

This is a very interesting development due to the history of the character in the DCEU. Sure, the character has yet to actually grace the big screen, but fans will remember that back when Ben Affleck was on board to write and direct The Batman, the villain set to go up against the Caped Crusader was none other than Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke.

Once Ben Affleck stepped down as helmer, no one was sure whether or not Deathstroke would leave with him. After all, if another director came in and saw another villain as a better fit, Manganiello would be out of the job. Well, it looks like Warner Bros. and DC Films were too thrilled at the idea of the actor taking on the role of Slade Wilson to let him go.

What’s more, the hiring of Gareth Evans would be a genius move from the studio. Way back in February, we threw him on a list of potential directors to helm The Batman. With his amazing grasp of how to make hard-hitting action, he’s just the kind of guy you want behind a film with someone like Batman or Deathstroke. Glad they’re in the process of locking him down for this one.

What do you think of this? Are you interested in a Deathstroke movie, and is Gareth Evans a good fit? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: TheWrap

  • Victor Roa

    wow, Raid director….. jesus, at what point are they going to tone him down to sell toys?

  • Veteran

    You have my attention.

  • Ghost2020

    R rating. This could be so bad- ass. The Raid is fantastic and this guy doing Deathstroke? Best news of the day! I really hope it works out.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.