Ben Affleck gave DC Comic fans a surprise by releasing footage of DC Villain Deathstroke. The footage was released on Twitter through Ben Affleck’s Twitter account. It is unclear what feature film the test footage is for or how Deathstroker will factor in to plots in Affleck’s Batman or the new Justice League. Some media outlets are reporting that it is for Batman but this hasn’t been confirmed.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016
Justice League is set to be released November 17, 2017. The film is directed by Zack Snyder. The movie stars Jared Leto (rumored), Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), and Henry Cavill (Superman). There is no listing for a Deathstroke character for the movie in IMDB. However, studios are infamous for leaving out cast during filming in order to surprise fans.
Deathstroke (Slade Joseph Wilson) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 (1980). Originally the archenemy of the Teen Titans, writers have developed him over the years as an adversary of other heroes in the DC Universe. Parallels have been established between him and Batman, and he has a deep-seated grudge against Green Arrow. The character has been substantially adapted from the comics into multiple forms of media, including several Batman related projects and the Teen Titans animated series. Slade Wilson/Deathstroke later appeared on The CW’s live action TV series Arrow, where he is portrayed by Manu Bennett.