DCU fans are clinging to hope that the SnyderVerse’s most wasted favorite gets a second chance

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The cinema version of justice league ended with an enticing teaser. A mysterious armored figure approached Jesse Eisenberg’s newly freed Lex Luthor to offer his services. This was the DC Universe’s most talented assassin and master martial artist deathblow, starring Joe Manganiello who looked like he stepped straight off the pages of the comics. Luthor offered proof of Batman’s secret identity and the pair celebrated, hinting at a future DCEU film that would pit Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight against the hired killer.

The colossal failure of Joss Whedon justice league meant the film never happened, though Zack Snyder eventually brought Manganiello back for the post-apocalyptic Knightmare coda at the end of the four-hour HBO Max version. With James Gunn now pushing the DCU in a new direction and apparently determined to leave the SnyderVerse in the past, will we ever actually see Mangianello’s Deathstroke in action?

Gunn at least considers the possibility:

Fans are still dying for Manganiello to reprise the role:

The answers agree, concluding that this is a big missed opportunity for the DCU:

Others hope that he will be the antagonist of a Teen Titans Movie (although that would be far away):

This classic Teen Titans It would take a while to build the story, but we’d love to see it on screen:

But others think it’s time for a rewrite:

Would the best course of action be to just reset them all and start over?

Let’s face it, if he were to fight Batman, this would be a rare case of someone able to match his fighting skills:

Manganiello’s return is definitely an outside bet at this point, but it would be nice for that justice league Teaser to get a resolution. With Jesse Eisenberg’s time as Luthor now over, Affleck’s tenure as Batman seemingly coming to an end, and the DCU looking decidedly different going forward, we may just have to imagine Deathstroke’s battles with DC’s heroes rather than seeing them onscreen.

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Lindsay Lowe

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