Following in the footsteps of Vixen and The Ray, now comes word that Deathstroke is getting his own animated CW Seed offering.
The CW’s Mark Pedowitz recently revealed the news, with no further details known on the project at this stage. As such, it’s not yet known whether Manu Bennett will be on vocal duties as Slade Wilson. Bennett, of course, having played Deathstroke in the live-action Arrowverse in which these CW Seed efforts exist.
For those unfamiliar with the character of Deathstroke the Terminator, he was first introduced as a Teen Titans villain back in 1980. A badass assassin, the villain-turn-occasional-antihero would go on to become a major favourite of many a comic book fan over the subsequent decades.
In addition to being magnificently played by Manu Bennett in Arrow and the shared Arrowverse realm, Joe Manganiello turned up as Deathstroke in a Justice League post-credits scene. That was due to Deathstroke being lined up to be the villain of The Batman when Ben Affleck was still involved to write, direct and star in that Caped Crusader picture. With Affleck out and Matt Reeves instead developing his own script for The Batman, it looks as if Manganiello’s Slade Wilson will now no longer be appearing in The Batman.
Elsewhere, DC Universe’s brilliant live-action Titans has recently cast NYPD Blue’s Esai Morales as Deathstroke for the show’s upcoming second season.
As ever, expect more on this CW Seed Deathstroke project as we get it.