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Volume 439 Thursday, September 8, 2016 Page 1 of 1

JOE MANGANIELLO IS DEATHSTROKE

This is from blogs.wsj.com

Batman will face comic book villain Deathstroke, played by “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, in Ben Affleck’s first solo movie playing the Dark Knight.

Affleck recently shared a video online of Manganiello in his Deathstroke get-up, but didn’t reveal the actor underneath the mask or what role the character would play in upcoming films.

The actor is also known for his role in the “Magic Mike” Movies.

DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed the casting in his first interview discussing his new role overseeing Warner Bros.’
movies based on DC Comics characters.

He declined to comment on whether Deathstroke has a cameo in “Justice League,” which is currently shooting in London.

Johns also declined to say when the Batman movie will be released, although the earliest it could likely hit theaters is 2018.

Johns and Affleck are writing the script for the new Batman movie, which will be directed by Affleck.