Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’: Joe Manganiello Talks Returning To Deathstroke

The star revealed what else he's bringing to the role this time around.

Joe Manganiello Deathstroke Zack Snyder Justice League Ben Affleck The Batman The Suicide Squad DCEU HBO Max James Gunn

Joe Manganiello teased what else he added to Deathstroke when returning to the role for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

With Zack Snyder’s Justice League on the horizon, many fans are understandably excited to see the new footage shot for the new version of the movie. In a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment Joe Manganiello opened up about returning to play Deathstroke again as well as the plans for Ben Affleck’s Batman movie. But he also explained that he saw the return as a chance to bring new elements to the character which he wanted to explore in the solo movie originally planned for the villain. The star confessed that he hopes the new appearance will reinvigorate the fan passion for the character, so that a solo film will finally go into production.

“Hopefully this will reinvigorate interest from the fans as far as wanting to see this version of the character get told. We landed on an origin story that everyone I’ve ever pitched it to has gone crazy for. There’s been so many versions of this character over the years, and I just wanted to put my own stink on him.”

Clearly, Joe Manganiello has a huge affinity for Deathstroke and wants an extended opportunity to see what makes him tick. It’s something he touched on when reprising the role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, saying that his version of Slade Wilson assumes he’s going to die at any moment. The star even explained the reasoning behind the wild mohawk, calling it a “war-like” look. Hopefully a Deathstroke project is one of the things he’s currently working on with Zack Snyder.

“Some of those elements I snuck into this round. The greatest warriors are the ones who walk into battle already dead or assuming that they’re going to die — they’re looking for someone who could actually kill them. There’s almost an excitement around that, like ‘Is today going to be the day?’ So there was a climatic moment in my standalone story where I wanted Slade to shave his head into this war-like Mohawk knowing that he was going off to his own death. I said to Zack, ‘I always envisioned him with a big white Mohawk,’ and he was totally down for it.”

Are you excited to see Deathstroke in Justice League? Should Joe Manganiello get his own solo DC film? 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 the Joe Manganiello and Deathstroke, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content!

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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