There was a moment in time when we were all really excited about The Batman and while we're probably still looking forward to what Matt Reeves will bring us at some unknown date the production has been a bit of a mess. It seems to be on track again now but that does leave a certain actor in limbo. Joe Manganiello was cast as Deathstroke in the original version of this movie and we even got to see some test footage of him. Now the movie is starting over with a completely new script and it looks like no one is really sure if that script is going to include Manganiello.
In an interview with http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/joe-manganiello-his-love-dungeons-dragons-his-batman-status-1024898">The Hollywood Reporter Manganiello was asked about his place in the movie and he dodged the question to the best of his ability.
I don't. Well, I do but nothing that I can share. I know everything but I can't say any of it.
The reporter tried to press him for more details but Manganiello wasn't going to break. When asked if he could even tell us when we'd find out one way or another he still went nice and vague.
It's not up to me. That's a good question for Warner Bros. and D.C.
Now that Comic-Con International has come and gone and we didn't get any new information about any DC movies that aren't Justice League and Aquaman it's probably going to be some time before we know anything about DC's next slate of movies. There are a lot of rumors going around and we did see some logos during the Warner Bros presentation but aside from confirming Wonder Woman II we got nothing from DC last weekend. It appears that the Wonder Woman sequel is being fast tracked so now we just have to wait and see what happens with The Batman in the next few years. It's still extremely unlikely that we'll see the movie before 2020.