Ben Affleck teases major DC Comics villain Deathstroke on social media

Ben Affleck attends the premiere of "Suicide Squad" at Odeon, Leicester Square in London on August 3, 2016. Affleck has teased the upcoming appearance of villian Deathstroke in Warner Bros.ongoing DC extended universe. File photo: Rune Hellestad/UPI

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Batman himself, Ben Affleck, has teased the upcoming cinematic appearance of major DC Comics villain Deathstroke on social media.

In a cryptic video posted Monday on Twitter, the highly-skilled assassin for hire is shown starring menacingly at the camera sporting his signature blue and orange armor.

While its unclear where the footage originates from, The Wrap, citing sources close to the project, have reported that Deathstroke will indeed be the main villain in Affleck’s upcoming Batman solo film which he is directing and preparing alongside famed comic book writer Geoff Johns.

Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson, and also nicknamed The Terminator, was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez in 1980. Known for taking on the Teen Titans and hunting down heroes for the right price, Deathstroke possesses incredible strength, reflexes, a brilliant tactical mind and the ability to regenerate.

The fan-favorite character has appeared in numerous comics, animated shows like Cartoon Network’s hit “Teen Titans” series, video games and most recently was portrayed by actor Manu Bennett on “Arrow.”

Affleck’s standalone “Batman” film currently has no release date but the actor will appear as The Dark Knight in “Justice League” alongside Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) when it opens in theaters Nov. 17, 2017.


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