True Blood alum and Magic Mike hottie, Joe Manganiello is rumored to be cast as Deathstroke in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad adaption. According to Cinema Blend, Manganiello is rumored to have the part in the upcoming 2016 film all but locked up.
The deal isn’t done yet. Jason Clarke is reportedly still in play, but our source says it is an almost certainty that Manganiello has the role. The idea first floated by us back in December, when numerous names were in the mix for the various roles in Ayer’s super-villain screenplay. Since then, the three main actors associated with the project have been Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, cast as as Deadshot, Harley Quinn and The Joker, respectively. But Deathstroke has remained an uncast mystery… until now.
Deathstroke is a lethal mercenary, the world’s greatest assassin who often was at odds with the Batman, the Teen Titans and Green Arrow. A former soldier in the U.S. Army, he was enhanced through an experimental super-soldier program, and has tangled with numerous characters as a member of Checkmate, H.I.V.E., the Injustice League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains.