Out of nowhere this morning, good ol’ Ben Affleck just decided he’d have a little fun and tweet this video assumedly from the Justice League set for all to see:
That appears to be Slade Wilson, aka Deathstoke the Terminator, who will apparently give the Justice League some form of shit in their first film even though we already know the main villain will be Steppenwolf, and Slade is primarily known for wrestling with the Teen Titans.
Maybe he’ll just have a cameo. Maybe we just found out who Batman will fight in Affleck’s solo film. Maybe Warner Bros feels like they should put a bad guy people have actually heard of in their massive, tentpole film. Maybe Deathstroke looks a little like a Mortal Kombat character. It’s hard to know what to make of this.
But it is a little exciting. Deathstroke is usually a cool character in the comics. He nearly took out the entire Justice League in Identity Crisis all by himself, for instance. I’m not confident he’ll be well-utilized in a Zack Snyder jam, but we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes.