Deathstroke Actor Joe Manganiello Teases Future Projects With ‘Justice League’ Director Zack Snyder

Could the star become Slade Wilson once more?

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Deathstroke actor Joe Manganiello recently teased that he and Justice League director Zack Snyder have some interesting projects in the pipeline.

Although he only briefly appeared at the end of Justice League, DC fans instantly fell in love with Joe Manganiello as the live-action Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe. And while the future plan for him to appear in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie fell through, many still want to see the star reprise the role in future projects. And in a recent appearance on the Drinks With Johnny podcast, Manganiello teased that he and Zack Snyder are working on something together.

During the podcast discussion, Joe Manganiello also opened up about how he nearly played Superman, but due to his obligations to True Blood it wasn’t possible to don the hero’s iconic cape and tights. Obviously, it would be great to see him step back into the Deathstroke armor at some point. As some fans already know, Joe Manganiello recently joined the Army of the Dead anime series which will be spun-off from Zack Snyder’s upcoming zombie Netflix movie. So it’s not impossible that his future project with the director somehow involves his role in that. Take a look at Deathstroke actor Joe Manganiello teasing his work with Zack Snyder below.

“I don’t like to really dwell on stuff that didn’t happen. If you really draw a line… That was how I met Zack Snyder through that process. Zack loved True Blood, and when I showed up on True Blood he wanted me be [Superman]. I couldn’t do the movie but Zack came back around and called me and said ‘I want you to meet Ben Affleck’ and that’s how I met Ben, and that’s how I got cast as Deathstroke in Ben’s Batman movie was through, basically, Zack vouched for me. That movie didn’t happen, but Zack and I have all kinds of fun stuff coming up. So we’ve got some fun projects that are in the works. It was something that just because of circumstances and my contract with true Blood, there was just no way that situation was gonna happen. There’s nothing for me to get p****d off about ’cause it’s like, what can you do?”

Watch the interview below.

What do you think the mystery project with Zack Snyder is? Would you like to see Joe Manganiello return as Deathstroke? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

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.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Joe Manganiello and Deathstroke, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Drinks With Johnny

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

British dork who can be found online raving about how good Tron: Legacy is.