Justice Con is a fan-hosted event centered on Zack Snyder, which also features movies in its once-planned DC Extended Universe line-up. During the event Zack Snyder’s Justice League actor Joe Manganiello spoke about his character Deathstroke and went into detail about Ben Affleck’s canceled version of The batter who would have pitted his Slade Wilson against Affleck’s Bat.
A staple in it Batman and Teen Titans comics, Deathstroke is one of DC’s most formidable enemies. Manganiello stated exactly how formidable his take on the character is, saying that not every main character in the movie would have walked away safely:
Some of the regular characters that came in Batman, in Batman movies, wouldn’t make it. So it was going to be a cleaning house in many ways, ”he said at the Justice Con panel, probably referring to supporting characters like Alfred Pennyworth and Commission Gordon.
Now we don’t know the full story of what Affleck was up to for the movie, but Manganiello shed a little light on why Deathstroke wanted Batman dead so badly.
“The way it was written when I read the script was that Slade blamed Batman for the death of his son. Slade’s son is murdered. There were some events that went back to Bruce, back to Batman, that he had a hand in it, that he was partly responsible for it. Slade blamed him. It was announced on the street that Slade wanted to kill Batman. So he was called to Lex Luthor’s yacht and was also given important information to help with it. So that Slade could possibly get rid of Batman. “
The last time we saw Joe Manganiello in the role of Deathstroke was during the epilogue of Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueHe can be seen in a scene with Lex Luthor where he learns Batman’s real name, before we see the character in the post-apocalyptic Knightmare future, where he is one of the last ‘heroes’ to join Batman, Joker. , Mera, The Flash and Cyborg State. A version of Manganiello’s scene with Lex was shown in an abbreviated capacity earlier in 2017 Josstice League, but only as a post-credit scene.