Manganiello was a guest on Pittsburgh Today Live yesterday morning to promote his new Smurfs movie, but the topic of The Batman came up as well. When asked if he was playing Deathstroke, Manganiello paused and said “Umm. Maybe. We’ll see.” Check out his answer for yourself in the video below.
Sources tell /Film that The Batman script is being rewritten from scratch and that it’s possible that everything we’ve heard about the movie’s story, like Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, could no longer be in play.
In a new interview with Robert Irvine Magazine, Manganiello explained how excited he was to be joining the DC Extended Universe, how he will make Deathstroke his own, and said The Batman will still start shooting “soon”. Check out some quotes below.
Just a few hours after Reeves was officially announced as the new director of The Batman, Affleck took to Twitter to welcome him to the Batcave. Welcome to the Batcave, @MattReevesLA pic.twitter.com/JsB4sGGux2 — Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017
They were in talks, they walked away, but now Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. have come back together and the deal is official! Matt Reeves will direct and produce The Batman.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Reeves has exited talks with Warner Bros., though does note that negotiations could start up again once things cool down on both sides. No word on what the two sides are disagreeing over at this time.
We heard that he was the favorite, and tonight it’s being reported that Warner Bros. has officially offered Matt Reeves the job to direct Ben Affleck in The Batman. Variety says that he has already agreed, so at this point we probably just need some signed paperwork to make it a done deal.
Manganiello is a huge fan of the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons, and was on a podcast called “Dragon Talk” this week to talk all about it. Lucky for us, he was also asked about playing Deathstroke in The Batman. Manganiello explained that he’s read “almost” every comic book involving Deathstroke, and the way he’s […]
The Hollywood Reporter says that Joe Manganiello is in talks to join The Rock in Rampage, a movie about the popular 1980s video game. Rampage is scheduled for an April 2018 release, which means it should begin production this spring/summer. That’s the same time when Manganiello was supposed to start shooting The Batman. He was […]
I reached out to Justin Kroll, the Variety reporter who broke the news about Ben Affleck not directing The Batman. He told me that a new script for The Batman was turned in this month (presumably the one that Chris Terrio rewrote), and that everyone at Warner Bros., including President and Chief Content Officer Toby […]
Before I venture into why no self-respecting film fan should buy into this well meant, although completely deceptive statement, let me say that this was nonetheless absolutely the appropriate statement to make. Regardless of how messy, heated or conflict muddled the true situation between Ben Affleck and his vision for the Batman film and Warner […]
According to Deadline, Chris Terrio, who wrote Batman v Superman and Justice League, just turned in a rewrite of Ben Affleck’s script for The Batman, which he co-wrote with DC’s Geoff Johns. Affleck has repeatedly said in interviews that he was having trouble getting the script to where he wanted it, so it sounds like […]
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided […]
The Suicide Squad actor posted some Joker themed photos on Snapchat this afternoon. The first, is the cover to the “Batman: The Killing Joke” graphic novel, and the second is a tooth in a purple and gold Joker themed Gucci box. Check it all out in the gallery below.
“I don’t want to give too much away about it, but there’s definitely a transformation with that role, Hardy said about playing Capone. “I don’t know if it’s as drastic as Bane. I’ve probably damaged my body too much. I’m only little! If I keep putting on weight I’ll collapse like a house of cards […]
Ben Affleck’s Live By Night co-star Sienna Miller has expressed interest in a Batman role before. She previously said that she’d like to play Catwoman, but was told by Affleck that she’s not in the script. But lucky for her, Affleck has a role in mind that he thinks she’d be perfect for.