Details on Deathstroke's "Breakout" Role in SUICIDE SQUAD

David Ayer's highly anticipated Suicide Squad is gearing up for production, and we've got some new information on a fan favorite character in the DC universe: Deathstroke. First of all, Cinema Blend is reporting that one of their insider sources say that actor Joe Manganiello (True Blood) is close to signing on to play the villain. The guy is a great actor, and I can totally see him in the role, so I think it would be great if he landed the gig.

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We also have some additional information on the character thanks to El Mayimbe from Latino-Review. He claims that Deathstroke won't have any powers like he does in the comics, he will start out as a hired assassin working for Onslaught. He will also be the "breakout" character in the film, and apparently his introduction in the film is going to be absolutely "INSANE!" The character will come face-to-face with the Suicide Squad early on in the movie and nearly takes down the entire team single-handedly. Here are some additional details from the report:

"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."

It sounds like Deathstroke might end up being one of the highlights of the movie. Ayer seems to be handling the character in the right way, and it's something that I think fans will get excited about seeing.

Suicide Squad centers on a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

The movie stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jared Leto as the Joker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to be reprising his Batman V Superman role of Lex Luthor.

The movie hits theaters on August 5th, 2016.

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