CinemaBlend has reported that, according to their unnamed sources, "Magic Mike" and "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello is "locked up" for the part of Deathstroke in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad." These rumors first surfaced back in late January and have, according to CinemaBlend's sources, only strengthened with time.
The site says that while Manganiello is reportedly close to signing on, the deal isn't done yet. Jason Clarke ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") is reportedly still in the running for the Deathstroke role, but Manganiello is the rumored frontrunner.
"Suicide Squad," a film starring a DC Comics' long-lasting super villain team, will star Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Deathstroke's involvement in the film has yet to be officially confirmed by Warner Bros., but rumors state that the character will be included in a supporting role as Waller's "personal bodyguard."
"Suicide Squad" opens on August 5, 2016.