Joe Manganiello, Deathstroke

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It's official: Joe Manganiello is taking on the role of Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report the casting, nothing that DC Entertainment and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed the big news in an interview discussing his role overseeing Warner Bros. movies based on DC Comics Characters.

According to the WSJ, Johns declined to comment on whether Manganiello's villainous character would have a cameo in the upcoming Justice League movie. However, the future Deathstroke himself did retweet a short video Affleck posted last week from the set of Justice League that shows Manganiello's character walking toward the camera.

The Wrap was first to report that Deathstroke would be the main villain in Affleck's Batman movie. The film does not yet have an official title or release date.

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