The DC Extended Universe's most dangerous mercenary may have a bit of a break before his next big mission.
Ever since Joe Manganiello's debut as Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, in a Justice League end-credits scene, fans have wondered when the villain would return to the big screen. His planned role in The Batman apparently fell through following the departure of Ben Affleck as director, but then word surfaced in October that Manganiello is attached to star in a Deathstroke film, directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption). However, when that solo out may arrive remains an open question.
Evans posted a photo on Instagram from his Netflix thriller Apostle. When a fan asked the filmmaker about his upcoming plans, Evans replied, that he's "going straight into production on a TV show soon in UK, that will keep me busy making general mayhem til 2020 then looking at making a bunch of films in Wales for the foreseeable future." That would certainly suggest Deathstroke isn't on Evans' scheduled until at least 2020.
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Just over a year ago we wrapped on #Apostle and now barring some QC checks, my work on it is complete. So excited to be sharing this film with you all this year, promo materials are likely to start sneaking out around August so until then I give you this snap I took of the enormously talented Mark Lewis Jones "relaxing" on set. @netflix
Of course, fans may not have to wait quite that long to see Manganiello suit up again as Slade Wilson, as the mercenary has been rumored to have a role in Suicide Squad 2. That said, the actor assured fans in April that "there are things in the works" for a Deathstroke film.