A fan artist has created a new poster for The Batman that imagines Deathstroke as the villain of the DC film.
Although Joe Manganiello was previously set to portray Deathstroke in the standalone Batman film when Ben Affleck was attached to direct, plans for the villain reportedly changed when Matt Reeves assumed directorial duties with the latest reports suggesting that the Penguin is Warner Bros.’ top choice to be the antagonist of the movie. While this has disappointed many fans who had hoped to see the Caped Crusader take on Deathstroke in a live-action film, one fan has created a poster for The Batman that spotlights the DC assassin.
You can check out the image in the post below!
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Recent reports indicated that Matt Reeves’ Batman film will move forward with a new and younger actor playing the Dark Knight and that the film could be set in the same universe as the standalone Joker origin film.
The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, along with a Flash standalone film, The New Gods, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Booster Gold, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Blackhawk, and a standalone Joker origin film separate from the shared cinematic universe.
10 Young Actors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck As Batman
After suiting up three times, rumors are suggesting that Ben Affleck will not play Batman in Matt Reeve’s upcoming solo film. Apparently, Reeve’s script focuses on a younger Batman instead of following a Caped Crusader who is already well-established into his crime-fighting career. Hopefully, whatever story Reeves has cooking up is worth the recast and will showcase this younger Batman kicking butt on a scale movie-goers have yet to see.
To replace Ben Affleck, DC is pivoting to a younger actor who could potentially be a part of the cinematic universe for years to come. Batman is likely the publisher’s most popular character, so they need to choose an actor who could be an imposing presence on their larger film library moving forward. Ben Affleck’s version of the character is certainly enjoyable, and the warehouse fight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is likely Batman’s coolest battle on the big screen, but DC needs a younger, more lively Batman if they want their films to match Marvel Studios.
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