Today, it was announced that Warner Bros. and DC Films were in talks with filmmaker Gareth Evans to potentially direct a standalone Deathstroke film for the DC Extended Universe with actor Joe Manganiello attached to the role.
Since the news was reported, fans online have expressed their excitement over the new project. Little did they know that the news may have been right under our noses for about three days.
On his official Instagram account, Evans shared a photo of a book and mask box set of Deathstroke Vol 1: Gods of War. This was posted three days before the news broke:
Those who saw this post three days prior may have looked at this photo thinking that this was an occasion in which Evans expressed some of his fanboy nature. Although that can also be true, this was certainly a tease that Deathstroke may be his next project.
What do you guys think? Are you excited at the idea of seeing what Evans could bring to a character like Deathstroke? Do you think that he would have a wonderful collaboration with DC Films and Manganiello in bringing Slade Wilson to life on the big screen? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the DCEU.
The newest film in the DCEU, Justice League is nearing its official release into cinemas worldwide. Here is the synopsis:
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
The film stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.
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The 7 Best Comic Books Of DC’s Geoff Johns
DC superstar Geoff Johns is reasserting himself back into the comic book world in a big way with Doomsday Clock. Characters from Watchmen have been bleeding into the DC Universe since the beginning of DC Rebirth, and Johns, no stranger to writing universe threatening tales, has finally kicked that story into high-gear.
Johns has also been working at DC Films, but he got his start in the comic book world. He has been my favorite comic book writer since I started reading comics as a kid and his skill has only expanded since then. As his name has grown, Johns has been able to take more and more risks as he utilizes his signature, emotion-filled storytelling techniques on everyone from Aquaman to Superman.
Hit Next to learn about the seven best comic books of Johns!