An interesting and I’ll dare say great rumor is gaining some traction in regards to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie. True Blood and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello, is reportedly in final negotiations to sign on as Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke for the forthcoming Warner Bros. movie. Apparently Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Terminator Genisys) is also being considered for the role, but Manganiello is the one that is rumored to be locking down the role.
I have to say that I’m all for Manganiello taking the role. The guy definitely has the chops to play the character. He even kind of looks like Manu Bennett who plays Slade Wilson on The CW’s Arrow series, so it will make for a nice connection there.
The Suicide Squad is to be directed by David Ayer and will star Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. It is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.
Source: Cinema Blend