Umberto Gonzalez from the Latino Review has been revealing a slew of Suicide Squad rumours via Instagram… and now he’s seemingly confirmed that Deathstroke is in the film.
“#DEATHSTROKE IN #SUICIDESQUAD!” he said. “Deathstroke works with/for #ONSLAUGHT & does their dirty work. He’s a hired assassin and he doesn’t have any powers like in the comic book. They’re going for a pre-super villain Deathstroke.”
And it looks as though he even has some idea about who will play the popular DC character.
“Rumor [that] Jason Clarke [is] still in play is not true because he originally got offered Deathstroke months ago but has a scheduling conflict with Marc Foster’s All I See Is You. Joel Kinnaman originally tested for the role as well but got Rick Flagg instead. Joe Manganiello has a scheduling conflict with Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens BUT HE JUST DROPPED OUT! What does that mean? Deathstroke is ‘probably’ his.”
Deathstroke is a fan favourite within the DC comic books… and this would mark his first big screen appearance. But how does he fit into the events of the film? It looks as though he may have a bigger role than we first thought.
“He’s a huge part of both of the major set pieces of the film. His introduction is INSANE! He’s badass & almost takes the team down on one mission single handed. Deathstroke has THE breakout & choicest role in the film. The running gun battle that sources are describing is something else. His suit is very stealth oriented. They used an actual US military tactical outfit for the basis. He’s armed to the teeth, uses a sword and automatics. In concept artwork he has two eyes. The mask is there and it’s the iconic one.”
Of course, Manganiello has been rumoured for the role for some time… and has often appeared on fan casting lists for Deathstroke. But does this mean he’s actually landed the part?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But I get the feeling it’ll be a very popular casting choice if the rumour proves to be true.
Will Joe Manganiello appear in Suicide Squad as Deathstroke? Who would you like to see in the role? Let us know what you think in the comments below…