Ben Affleck Answers Why He Chose Deathstroke For 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck has talked yet again about DC Films' The Batman this time however for the villain of the film, Deathstroke, who we first saw courtesy of a then cryptic tweet on Ben's Twitter. While promoting his new film The Accountant he had a chat with Collider and here is what he had to say about Deathstroke:
“He’s a great villain because—I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well," Affleck explained. "You know, I’m a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work.”

Deathstroke for the uninitiated is Slade Wilson, who enlisted at a young age, and was a skilled soldier that surpassed the norms. Slade became Deathstroke when he was enhanced by secret experiments run by the military that made him a berserker of sorts being enraged to a dangerous point. The version Ben was talking about is the New 52 version which sees an iteration of Deathstroke that is passed his days but still kicks ass.

The Batman is written by Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns, directed by Ben Affleck, and stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Batman, JK Simmons, who plays Commissioner Gordon, and Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke.

Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, Harley Quinn spinoff, a Man of Steel sequel, The Batman, and a Justice League Dark film are currently without release dates.

Source: Collider

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