Saturday, 1 October 2016

Ben Affleck teases new DC movie villain

Ben Affleck (Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice) is not the man you would usually expect to be posting tease filled Twitter videos, but since he took up Batman's cape and cowl, this has been part of his world. Affleck recently put up a video of one of DC Comics' iconic baddies, Deathstroke, and now The Wrap has learned that the lethal character will be the main antagonist in the actor and director's planned Batman standalone movie.

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Deathstroke first appeared in Teen Titans #2 in 1980. Also known as Slade Wilson, Deathstroke is an assassin and a mercenary, and while he is more often found in the Green Arrow's rogue's gallery – and has turned up on the DC TV series – he has crossed Batman's path several times. Their first memorable meeting was in a 1991 Deathstroke comic story arc titled City Of Assassins, where Deathstroke beat the Dark Knight to a pulp.

There is no indication yet as to whether Affleck's video means Deathstroke will be introduced in the Justice League movie before heading to the solo Batman outing, so we will have to wait and see on that front. That film, once again directed by Zack Snyder, will be with us on 17 November next year.

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