Now that The Batman is being reworked and rewritten, it seems like Joe Manganiello, who was confirmed to play Deathstroke in the film starring Ben Affleck as Batman, is no longer sure if he’s going to be in the movie anymore.
When asked if he’ll play Deathstroke, Manganiello’s reponse was, “Um, maybe. We’ll see.” An odd choice of words for someone who is already attached to star in the film.
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Just recently, Manganiello was discussing training and the challenges behind playing someone like Deathstroke. So what changed? Not long after that, it was announced that the script for The Batman was getting a complete rewrite after Matt Reeves joined the production as director.
The film has been plagued with roadblocks from the start. Initially, Ben Affleck was set to direct, star, and co-write the film. Slowly, he began to pull out of a couple of these responsibilities. First, he stepped down as director, prompting Warner Bros. to go looking for another director as soon as possible so as not to halt production.
The real question is, has Manganiello’s role been removed now that the script being re-written?
What do you think of this news? Why does Manganiello look unsure? Let us know in the comments below!
7 Comic Book Characters Who Deserve To Have R-Rated Films
Hollywood has a very interesting and tumultuous history with self-censorship. It took until the late 1960s for a rating system to be established. With the establishment of the MPAA rating system it brought freedom, but there has been a bit of self-control with big studio films. The R-rating was dismissed because of fear of losing money. Superheroes have historically been seen as entertainment for children, so it was often relegated to being PG-13. Fears of the R-rating have recently been diminished with recent box office superhero hits such as Kick-Ass, Deadpool, and this year’s hugely successful, Logan. With this openness to R-rated films studios might want to consider allowing other comic book characters to get the same treatment, and there are several who deserve it
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