Jensen Ackles as Jason Todd?
We can see it. As a matter of fact, we’ve already heard it, as the Supernatural mainstay initially voiced the role for Batman: Under The Red Hood back in 2010. But even now, seven whole years later, DC fans are still calling on Warner Bros. to cast Jensen Ackles in a live-action interpretation of Red Hood.
And though it may never come to be, a DeviantArt user by the name of ‘Wandambatha’ has produced a dark and gloomy poster for Deathstroke, the recently-announced spinoff movie that has Gareth Evans (The Raid) and Joe Manganiello attached to direct and headline, respectively.
If the stars align, Manganiello’s Slade Wilson is primed for a big, big future in the DC Extended Universe, though Justice League‘s middling box office performance will surely have Warner Bros. thinking twice about future instalments in its shared franchise. Either way, this stunning new piece places Joe Manganiello front and center as Batman’s nemesis, all the while reserving space for Jensen Ackles as the aforementioned Jason Todd/Red Hood.
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Recruiting Ackles to the fledgling DC Extended Universe would surely be met with huge applause among the DC community, though there have been plenty of examples in the past where fans have rallied behind one actor or actress for a role, only for the studio to cast someone else entirely. Our advice? Don’t get your hopes up – not yet, at least.
Because let’s face it, without a concrete start date or release window to call its own, Deathstroke is an awful long way away. And really, that’s 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.