Slade Wilson may be coming to big screen after all!
Originally set to be the villain for Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman film before Matt Reeves took over both helming and writing a new script, the character of Deathstroke (center) may now have found redemption in his own solo film and thanks goes out to the man who introduced action star Iko Uwais to the world!
Gareth Evans (right), the Welsh-born filmmaker who unleashed Merentau and The Raid films, has pitched an idea to Warner Bros. Pictures and DC about a solo Deathstroke film and according to sources, they loved the idea and are now strongly considering developing a solo Deathstroke film.
Actor Joe Manganiello, who was set to play Deathstroke in The Batman via a cryptic video Affleck had posted when he was set to direct the film, will play Slade Wilson if the deal goes through.
The character was created in 1980 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and was meant to be a one-off character in the New Teen Titans comic series. However, he proved to be such a popular character that DC has kept him on as one of the best villains in the DC universe. Manu Bennett plays the character in the DC Television Universe, also known as the Arrowverse.
Evans’ next film is the period thriller Apostle, which revolves around a mysterious man who travels to a remote island and attempts to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a religious cult. The film will be distributed exclusively on Netflix.
With Evans’ experience in the action genre, if he does get to do a Deathstroke film, it will definitely be quite a delight!
More as this continues.
H/T: The Wrap