Another week, another DCEU rumor. This time, fans have lost their minds wondering whether Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke will be appearing in Matt Reeves’ The Batman or not. To be fair, Reeves himself probably doesn’t know yet, either, as he’s likely rewriting the script as we speak, so it’s all up in the air at the moment.
While all of us would love to see Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Deathstroke go toe to toe in a battle of strength and wits, the lack of Slade Wilson in the Bat’s solo film shouldn’t be too big of a concern right now. After all, there are other loose ends that Reeves will need to tie up, so perhaps it’s best he sees to those first. For example, Jason Todd’s death and how the hell the Joker got that stupid grill and tattoos.
What would be cool is if the assassin is saved for Chris McKay’s Nightwing instead. Not a lot of information has been released about the former Boy Wonder’s solo outing, but considering he’s an all-star DC character, he deserves the full house treatment, too. And what better way is there to roll out the carpet for him than by throwing in a legendary bad guy into his debut movie?
With that out the way, buckle up and settle down as we discuss all the reasons Deathstroke should be the main villain for the Nightwing film. As always, we welcome your opinion on this topic. So, if you agree or disagree with us, please let us know in the comments section.