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Is Joe Manganiello Still Playing Deathstroke in 'The Batman'?

Months ago, it was confirmed that Joe Manganiello would be playing Deathstroke in Ben Affleck‘s The Batman.

However, over the weekend, Joe gave an interview that has fans talking.

On the Pittsburgh Today Live morning show, the host asked about playing the role.

Joe threw his hands in the air and said, “Um…maybe?” The host responded with, “Hopefully?” and Joe said “Yea.” The host laughed and said, “We’ll see.”

The Batman is seemingly going through numerous changes after Ben‘s rehab stint. He will no longer be directing the movie, and it’s reportedly going through re-writes.

While nothing official has been revealed, fans are wondering if Deathstroke is being written out of the movie, or if the movie is even going to happen.

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'The Batman' Confirms a Director, 'Nightwing' Movie in the Works

Matt Reeves has been confirmed as the director of the upcoming movie The Batman, a standalone film about the superhero starring Ben Affleck.

The actor was originally going to direct himself in the film, but he dropped out of the position after his schedule got too packed. Matt previously directed Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and he is in post-production right now on War for the Planet of the Apes.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen,” Matt said in a statement (via Deadline).

In other Batman news, Warner Bros. is currently planning a standalone movie for the character Nightwing, who is known for being the original Robin in the Batman comics.

Chris McKay, who just helmed The Lego Batman Movie, is in talks to direct the film, according to THR.

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Ben Affleck on Batman Questions: 'It's Such a Pain in the Ass'

Ben Affleck is sick of answering Batman movie questions!

A video from ET has surfaced online, where the 44-year-old actor was asked if he’s tired of answering questions about the upcoming standalone film and whether it will get made.

“Oh my God, it’s such a pain in the ass. It’s, like, every time I mention Batman it gets this huge click bait. And when I was doing this movie [“Live by Night”], it took me two years to get it together, but no one ever asked me “Where is ‘Live by Night?’” Ben said.

“They ask me, ‘Batman, Batman, Batman.’ ‘Batman’ is coming along. It’s going to be great. We’re going to make something really special. We’re going to take the time to make it right. We’re going to do it good. We’re going to do it the right way and the fans are going to love it,” he added.

Pictured inside: Ben with co-star Chris Messina at the Live by Night premiere held at Cinema UGC Normandie on Monday (January 16) in Paris, France. More Here! »

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Ben Affleck Gives Update on 'Batman' Solo Movie, May Not Direct

Ben Affleck just updated fans in a new interview that he may actually not direct the upcoming standalone Batman film, now titled The Batman.

“That’s the idea,” the 44-year-old actor told The Guardian when asked if he would be directing. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”

A few months ago, Ben also said the film had not yet been written.

“We’re still working on it, and I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards, I would say,” Ben said. “That’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not just like, ‘Yeah, that might be fun, let’s go try this out.’”

Ben‘s next appearance as Batman will come in the Justice League movie, in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Ben Affleck Says He Won't Make Mediocre Batman Movie

Ben Affleck won’t make a movie if he doesn’t like the script.

The 44-year-old actor says that’s true of Batman films too.

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“I’m not going to write and direct anything that I don’t think is good enough to be made,” Ben told EW (via Reddit). “I’m definitely going to make sure I have something that is special—there’s not enough money in the world to make a mediocre version of Batman worth it.”

Pictured: Ben shops at Barney’s New York on Friday (December 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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J.K. Simmons as Batman's Commissioner Gordon - First Look!

The first look at Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons in the role of Commissioner Gordon for the upcoming movie Justice League has been revealed!

The 61-year-old actor can be seen standing on a rooftop with the Batman light signal beaming into the sky behind him.

The photo was shared on Twitter by director Zack Snyder in celebration of Batman Day, a day set up by DC Comics to celebrate the Dark Knight.

Justice League is set to hit theaters on November 17, 2017 and a sequel to the film will be released in June 2019.

Ben Affleck Reveals Advice He Received From Former Batmans George Clooney & Christian Bale!

Ben Affleck is all smiles while getting out of his vintage Chevrolet to stop for some coffee on Friday afternoon (February 19) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old Batman v. Superman star recently opened up about the advice he got from former Batmans George Clooney and Christian Bale.

“I talked to Clooney and he gave me some advice which is not repeatable,” Ben told Good Morning America. “And I talked to Christian, who just told me to make sure I got a zipper in the suit, which was valuable, practical advice as it turned out.”

Watch his interview below!

Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill on GMA

10+ pictures inside of Ben Affleck casually stopping for coffee in L.A….More Here! »

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