SUICIDE SQUAD: 'Deathstroke' Role May Be Joe Manganiello's For The Taking

According to Cinema Blend's insider sources, actor Joe Manganiello (True Blood) is close to signing on as Deathstroke the Terminator in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. The site also reveal that Jason Clarke (Dawn of The Planet of the Apes) is WB and Ayer's second choice for the role. Read on for details.



True Blood actor Joe Manganiello has been rumored for a number of roles in a comic book movie, including Batman before Ben Affleck was cast as the The Dark Knight. Now according to Cinema Blend's sources, Joe Manganiello is close to signing on as Slade Wilson a.k.a Deathstroke in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Their source also adds that Jason Clarke (Dawn of The Planet of The Apes) is the second choice for the role, but Manganiello is said to be close to a done deal. Cinema Blend also says we should expect confirmation on this casting very soon.

This report matches up with earlier rumors from JoBlo which claimed that both Manganiello and Jason Clarke were contenders for the role. 


Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Jared Leto (the Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), with Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), and Jessie Eisenberg (Lex Luthor). The film opens August 5, 2016!
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