More Details About DEATHSTROKE's "Breakout" Role In SUICIDE SQUAD

WB's upcoming Suicide Squad may be one of the more ambitious CBMs to date. Yesterday, we learned a bit about the film's potential villains and today we have details about the film's breakout character, Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke! Come check it out!



Latino-Review's El Mayimbe promised three big Suicide Squad-related scoops this week and now he's delivered the second with a ton of new Deathstroke details.

According to him, instead of being a full-on supervillain with powers, Deathstroke will be a hired assassin working for Onslaught. He's said to be the breakout character and his introductory scene is described as absolutely "insane." Also, Deathstroke will come face-to-face with the Suicide Squad early on and basically take down the entire team single-handedly.

Deathstroke's costume is said to be very stealth-oriented and uses an actual U.S. military tactical outfit for the basis. Like his comic-counterpart, his weapons of choice will be a sword and several automatics. The iconic orange/black mask is there, but early concept art does reveal that he will have two eyes, at least initially.

As for casting, since the role is expected to be the breakout character, the studio has been particularly choosy. Following up on last night's vague casting details, Mayimbe adds a little more: Jason Clarke (Terminator: Genisys) is out as he has a scheduling conflict and Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) initially tested for the role, but landed Rick Flagg instead. Until very recently, Joe Manganiello (Spider-Man) also had a scheduling conflict, but according to the report, he may have just dropped out of the upcoming horror-comedy anthology television series Scream Queens, freeing him up for Suicide Squad. Official casting news should be imminent, but as of right now, it seems like Deathstroke is Manganiello's role to lose.

All of this sounds pretty awesome to me, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!


A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.


Suicide Squad will feature:
Director: David Ayer
Jared Leto as The Joker
Will Smith as Deadshot
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg
Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
Cara Delevingne as Enchantress
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jay Hernandez in an undisclosed role
 

Suicide Squad lights up theaters August 5, 2016
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