Ben Affleck Teases Deathstroke

Writer/Director/Actor Ben Affleck lit up the internet earlier today as he shared on his various social network channels what looks like test footage involving the DC Universe villain Deathstroke. Affleck is currently working on a standalone Batman film (which he’s directing and co-writing), so it’s unclear if this footage is involved with that, Justice League, something else entirely, or it’s just one big tease.

Deathstroke first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2 in 29180 and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. The character’s real name is Slade Wilson and is a superpowered assassin/soldier who wears a rather distinctive suit of armor. The character has also appeared on the television show Arrow where he was last seen locked up in a Supermax prison.

When asked about the character’s return to Arrow, the show’s creator/executive producer Marc Guggenheim said:

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The character currently debuted in his own comic launched by writer Christopher Priest indicating DC may have hopes in pushing the character and lining up we might see more of him in live action. DC has said part of their goal with their recent Rebirth initiative was to make the comics more accessible and line up more with the live action depictions of their characters.

Check out the footage below.