Director Gareth Evans, who’s best known for directing The Raid, went on to clarity reports on the rumors of him directing the Deathstroke solo movie starring Joe Manganiello in the title character.
Evans went on to talk on the rumor with ComicBook.com, stating he had talks with DC and Warner Bros., along with Manganiello.
“I had a phone call which I think was publicized a bit, about Deathstroke with DC. We talked about that before, we had a few conversations, one of the guys at DC and at Warner Brothers, one with Joe, who has been on the character for some time now, who is super passionate about that character, by the way. I’ve never met anyone who knows more about their character.”
“Nothing really went beyond those conversations. I haven’t heard anything for a really long time,” the director noted. “To be honest, every time I see an article written I keep wanting to ask, ‘Okay, what is it you guys know that I don’t know?’ Because I haven’t heard anything for a good while yet. So I don’t know if that will ever come back full circle at some point. But I know I haven’t had any conversation about that project for a long time now.”
Joe Manganiello first debuted as Deathstroke in the post-credits scene in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and since then a movie based on the character has been in the works at Warner Bros. with no official release date.