Posted August 30, 2016 by Drew Bagay in Movies/TV

Deathstroke Is the Villain in Batman’s Standalone Film

Deathstroke RebirthOn Monday Ben Affleck posted what looked like a test footage of Deathstroke on his Twitter and Facebook that sent fans speculating over the footage.

Now TheWrap reports that it is in fact a confirmation that Deathstroke will be the main antagonist in Batman’s upcoming standalone film.

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Deathstroke is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2 back in 1980. Since then, the character has served as a villain to multiple other DC heroes, like Green Arrow.

Deathstroke’s first encounter with Batman was in a story arc called City of Assassins from his 1991 solo series, and has gone on to become a recurring foe for the Dark Knight, even appearing as the main antagonist in 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins video game.

Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in the still unnamed Batman solo film, and a release date is yet to be announced.

Drew Bagay

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