Deathstroke Was Supposed To Be In Suicide Squad 2

Joe Manganiello reveals he was in different versions of Suicide Squad 2 before James Gunn took over the movie.

Manganiello appeared as Deathstroke in a brief post-credits scene in the 2017 theatrical version of Justice LeagueThat scene teased an Injustice League movie which never happened, but it was originally meant to set Deathstroke up as the villain for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. That, too, never came to life, but Manganiello persisted, having seven different Deathstroke project in the works over a four-year period. he got one last chance to appear as Deathstroke in 2020 the reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which will finally be released on HBO Max.

When Talking to the Happy Sad Confused podcas, Manganiello uncovered significantly more ventures highlighting Deathstroke which got dropped. The actor says he was connected to “four or five” unique variants of the Suicide Squad spin-off, going similarly as having dates on hold for recording. He says some of them included Will Smith’s Deadshot, while others were without the character, as Smith left the establishment. In any case, as has gotten standard with projects highlighting Deathstroke, none of them happened as intended, and the character isn’t essential for the film Gunn wound up making.His words are:

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There were like four or five different versions of Suicide Squad 2 that I was put on hold for, for dates, waiting for one actor to free up and we were gonna go. And like that happened four or five times and never came to fruition…There was a Zak Penn script, then there was a Gavin [O’Connor] version. There was a with Will Smith, without Will Smith, there was just me and Will Smith. It just went on and on.

Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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