Joe Manganiello confirms Deathstroke footage was from screen test

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Jan 30, 2017

While we patiently wait to see if Justice League is any good, fans are already looking a few movies ahead to figure out what's coming next — and now we know a bit more about that mysterious Deathstroke footage from last summer.

Joe Manganiello (True Blood), who is attached to play Deathstroke in a future DCEU film, confirmed via Twitter that the concept reel Ben Affleck posted a while back was actually the armor screen test for the character.

Manganiello doesn't go so far as to confirm which film it's from (sigh), though it's been well-reported that Deathstroke will be a main baddie in Affleck's eventual solo Batman movie. However, there are also rumblings he could show up earlier in Zack Snyder's Justice League later this year ... so yeah, the jury's still out on this one.

Check out his post below.

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The art above seems to give a pretty good indication of how the character might look, especially considering Manganiello gave it his seal of approval. It's definitely a more videogame-esque, armored look (much like the screen test), and we can't wait for some official shots of Manganiello in full gear as the iconic DC villain.

What do you think of Manganiello as Deathstroke? Which movie do you think he'll show up in?