Zack Snyder Directs Deathstroke In New Justice League Pic

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There’s a great debate raging on right now over the almost legendary Zack Snyder cut of Justice League. For every report that surfaces saying it exists and is fully complete, there’s two more that point to it not being a real thing and simply just wishful thinking on the part of fans. Truth is, we won’t know for sure what exactly Warner Bros. has locked away in their vault until they’re ready to make an announcement, but in the meantime, we’re at least starting to get a better idea of which director (Snyder or Joss Whedon) shot which scenes.

Earlier this week, we were told that the opening Batman sequence was Whedon’s work, and now, it’s become apparent that Snyder was in charge of Deathstroke’s big screen debut. We know this because a new behind the scenes photo has surfaced which shows us the filmmaker on set with Joe Manganiello, who’s in character as Slade Wilson. There’s nothing more revealing than that here, but it at least provides confirmation that it was Zack who handled what is perhaps the film’s best moment.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know much about what the studio has planned for the fan favorite antihero or where he’ll show up next, but a few weeks ago, director Gareth Evans, who’s helming the Deathstroke spinoff, took to Instagram to share his copy of Gods of War, Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea’s comic series that spanned from 2014 to 2016.

It’s a story fuelled by revenge (surprise!), as Slade Wilson journeys across the four corners of Gotham to locate his father Odysseus. Along the way, Deathstroke encounters a number of high-profile DC characters, including Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, and the billionaire-by-day, vigilante-by-night known as Batman. Sounds like some juicy material that’s just ripe for adaptation, and while we still have a ways to go before we learn more, that’s perfectly okay.

We’d much rather Warner Bros. take its time with Slade Wilson’s standalone movie, rather than fast-tracking a villain-centric spinoff just to capitalize on all the hype. After all, we’ve seen how that kind of mentality can lead to problems in the past, right?

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