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The Raid’s Gareth Edwards in talks with DC/Warners to make a Deathstroke movie!

October 25th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We know that, for a while, before Ben Affleck stepped down as director of The Batman movie, Deathstroke was lined up to be the big bad (here) but then with the movie being rewritten and directed by Planet of the Apes’ Matt Reeves, the character’s role is now in doubt as is, obviously, the inclusion of actor Joe Manganiello who was set to play him (here).

However, exciting news has broke tonight that, rather than simply having him as a villain in a DC movie, Deathstroke, AKA Slade Wilson, may be getting his own movie with The Raid and The Raid 2’s Gareth Evans in discussions to helm it!

This is awesome news as Edwards would feel like a very natural fit for a Deathstroke movie… int he comics Deathstroke goes from villain to anti-hero and, in many cases, is a match for Batman on every level. He also allies himself with the likes of Ra’s Al Ghul so the movie could be a gateway into a much bigger corner of the DC Universe.

Affleck shared footage of Manganiello as the character last year (below) and was very keen to have Deathstoke as The Batman’s villain back in the day (of course none of this definitely means he still won’t be!), saying: “He’s a great villain because — I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well. 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.” 

Given DC’s penchant for focusing on characters like Harley Quinn, the Suicide Squad and Justice League Dark, it seems them making a Deathstroke movie could indeed be a step we could seem the going in. And Edwards at the helm has us very, very excited…

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Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….