Latino Review is reporting that former Flash Thompson and True Blood star Joe Manganiello is expected to get the part of Deathstroke in David Ayer's upcoming Suicide Squad film. It's said that Manganiello is now available as he has dropped out of Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens. Manganiello previously tested for both the roles of Superman and Batman.
Deathstroke will likely be in a more military style outfit but is expected to keep his black and orange mask and sword.
If the story is true and Deathstroke is in the film, it will be the second time the character has been brought to life in live-action. The first being on the CW series Arrow played by Manu Bennett.
[Source: Latino Review]
#DEATHSTROKE IN #SUICIDESQUAD! 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. 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. Rumor about Jason Clarke 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.