Ben Affleck created a buzz on the internet by revealing test footage featuring Deathstroke, sparking excitement and speculation among fans. This hinted at Deathstroke potentially being the main antagonist in Affleck’s upcoming solo Batman film, thrilling devoted DC enthusiasts. In the DC Extended Universe, Deathstroke’s formidable reputation is well-known. This is evident as even Peacemaker, a confident character, humorously acknowledges the futility of challenging him. To make things scarier, Peacemaker and Red Bee suddenly confront a nightmare: a swarm of tiny, super-aggressive Slade Wilson clones, the true power behind Deathstroke.

Peacemaker’s Humbling Revelation about Deathstroke’s Lethal Superiority


Peacemaker may not be a widely recognized superhero, but his unapologetic arrogance compensates for his lack of fame. Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker, exudes unwavering confidence in his combat and sharpshooting abilities. He’s proven himself through numerous perilous missions with the Suicide Squad, facing off against infamous DC villains. However, even in the comics, there was a moment of stark honesty when Peacemaker openly admitted that he stood no chance against Deathstroke.

To be fair, this revelation shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the DC mythos. Slade Wilson, the man behind Deathstroke, is one of DC’s most formidable fighters. His exceptional skills, tactical brilliance, enhanced strength, and lifelong dedication to combat make him a force to be reckoned with. Deathstroke is renowned as one of DC’s top assassins, having defeated even the likes of the Flash and Green Lantern in battles against the Justice League.

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Peacemaker and Bloodsport Clash in Comics


In summer 2021, director James Gunn delivered the explosive cinematic spectacle of The Suicide Squad in the DC Extended Universe. Idris Elba’s Bloodsport and John Cena’s Peacemaker, both standout characters in the ensemble cast, had an on-screen rivalry that took center stage. The conflict arose from Bloodsport’s belief that Peacemaker mirrored his own deadly skills and approach. In the comic, there’s a role reversal: Peacemaker partners with Rick Flag, while Bloodsport remains loyal to Amanda Waller, even though his explosive head implant no longer functions.

This shift occurs because Peacemaker initially aligns with Waller’s vision of peace, but she assigns him a mission to hunt Swamp Thing as punishment, suspecting him of being a spy for Flag. Despite his non-functional implant, Bloodsport continues to carry out Waller’s orders, resulting in a significant showdown between the two, mirroring the events in the movie. Fans of the film can also enjoy their rivalry in the comics.

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Ben Affleck’s Vision on Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck, the actor who had taken on the iconic role of Batman, recently shared insights into his ambitious vision for the unmade film, The Batman. This project, which regrettably never came to fruition, held a special place in Affleck’s heart as it was not only meant to showcase his talents as an actor but also as a director. In a fascinating twist, Joe Manganiello was set to step into the shoes of the film’s antagonist, Deathstroke, bringing a formidable adversary to the caped crusader.

Ben Affleck told The Direct

“I kind of feel like either you do – I’m just going to get into my own preference here – but either you do a kind of massive one villain that is so formidable you just can’t imagine how your protagonist is going to be able to overcome it. Or you have to really sort of populate kind of, you know, Injustice – these big group villains – where you have to get all these different characters.”

Affleck’s vision for the character of Deathstroke went beyond just a typical villain. He believed that the inclusion of Deathstroke in his film would have had a profound impact on the larger DCEU. It’s worth noting that Deathstroke, also known as Slade Wilson, has long been regarded as one of the most lethal and cunning adversaries in the DC comic book universe.

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Source: The Direct

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