Joe Manganiello Cast as Deathstroke

Joe Manganiello arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the 7th and final season of "True Blood" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Joe Manganiello arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the 7th and final season of “True Blood” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ben Affleck tweeted footage of the classic DC antagonist Deathstroke this week sending fans into frenzy and it has now been confirmed that Joe Manganiello has been cast to play Deathstroke in Ben’s upcoming solo Batman movie.

Deathstroke (a.k.a. Slade Wilson and created way before Deadpool’s Wade Wilson, but less cool, Marvel fan here, anyways..) is super soldier, similar to Captain America.

Affleck will direct and co-write the script with Geoff Johns, and is due for release sometime between 2018 and 2020.