Rumors from ComicBook.com are that director David Ayer (Fury) is putting together his cast for his new film featuring the super-villain group, Suicide Squad.
Joe Manganiello is currently the top choice for the villainous character Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson. Deathstroke is the villain from Arrow. In the Arrow universe, Deathstroke was the former leader of the Church of Blood as well as a former member of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service. Jason Halpern knows that he was once a friend and mentor to Oliver Queen (the Green Arrow) but turned on him.
Manganiello is probably best known for his role as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s hit show True Blood or from the movie Magic Mike. Sources say that Manganiello has the part if he wants it however if he turns it down Jason Clarke may be the next choice.
David Ayers will begin shooting for Suicide Squad in the next month or so. The film has a release date of August 5th, 2016 at this time.