It has been pretty much assumed that the main villain of Warner Brothers’ upcoming Justice League film will be either Darkseid or some other bad guy from DC Comics’ New Gods pantheon of cosmic characters. But Ben Affleck has just released a short video on his Facebook page that reveals another, more Earth-based baddie will also be appearing in the film – Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke.
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Posted by Ben Affleck on Monday, August 29, 2016
So, how does the character of Deathstroke, one of the DC Universe’s most deadly mercenaries, fit into the overall plot? Quite possibly we could see him in the hire of Intergang, a crime organization that was controlled by Darkseid and his minions as a way to destabilize Earth and keep its heroes distracted while they plot their invasion. It could be that Deathstroke just shows up in a small cameo role, a quick sequence showing one of the Justice League members taking down a bad guy in the beginning of the film before the bigger menace appears. There is also the off chance that this is a costume test for Affleck’s own, in development, Batman film. (Note the Batmobile in the background.) If it is, then the film’s pre-production may be further along than previously considered.
Just the question remains – Who’s that in the suit?