Deathstroke was teased by Ben Affleck’s Twitter not too long ago and he looks absolutely badass! Joe Manganiello will be officially embodying the manipulative villain in Affleck’s first solo film as the Dark Knight after Justice League is over, but if you have no idea who Deathstroke or why he’s cool, don’t worry! We got you covered.
Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Deathstroke is one of the deadliest mercenary assassins in the DC Universe.
Originally appearing as the archenemy of the Titans in The New Teen Titan #2 in 1980, Deathstroke went on to become a formidable villain opposite the likes of Batman and Green Arrow.
Deathstroke is not Deadshot.
Deathstroke will be played by Joe Manganiello.
Deathstroke’s real name is Slade Joseph Wilson.
He joined the army at age 16 where he became an expert in combat and strategy. He quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
He was chosen for a secret experiment in the Army which essentially made him a super soldier.
His powers include heightened speed, stamina, endurance, and reflexes. He is also a tactical genius in combat warfare and possesses a healing factor that enables him to recover from physical injuries at an increased rate. However, he cannot heal his missing eye and cannot regenerate lost limbs.
He lost his right eye because his wife shot hit him in the head.
Fortunately, his enhanced reflexes allowed him to dodge the bullet and lose just an eye. She was mad at him because he didn’t tell her that he was working under the persona Deathstroke. She was also furious at him because he wouldn’t divulge information to the villain Jackal who had kidnapped their son. As a result, their son’s throat was slashed rendering him mute.
He was originally known as Deathstroke the Terminator.