True Blood star selected as DC villain

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Joe Manganiello has been confirmed by Geoff Johns to be playing the DC Universe assassin, Deathstroke.

The character created a buzz online when current Batman actor, Ben Affleck released a video online of the character on set for the Justice League film.

After the video was released, Johns revealed who was under the mask. The character is also set to appear in the stand alone Batman movie.

Manganiello has been featured in the TV show, True Blood and in the movies such as, Magic Mike and Sabotage.

This isn’t the first time he has played a villain in a super hero movie. Early on in his career he played Peter Parker’s high school nemesis, Flash Thompson in Spider-Man.

The Deathstroke character was first introduced in the Teen Titans series created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

Random trivia: The Marvel character, Deadpool is based on Deathstroke.

Here is the clip that created the buzz:

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