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Slade Wilson, codenamed Deathstroke, is an expert assassin and contract killer.

Wilson was solicited by corrupt billionaire Lex Luthor, who proposed that they form a counter league as a response to the Justice League, an enemy organization of superheroes. [1]

Zack Snyder's Justice League

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This section of the history covers the events of the 2021 director's cut Zack Snyder's Justice League. Part of this contradicts the cinematic release of the 2017 movie Justice League. All or part of this section may no longer be valid for the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

A different account of this meeting saw Luthor instead identifying Batman, a known enemy of Wilson, as Bruce Wayne.

A premonition meanwhile experienced in a dream by Bruce Wayne displayed Wilson as a conditional ally of his in an apocalyptic possible future. [2]



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  • Manganiello in an interview in March 2021 stated that in the cancelled version of The Batman directed by Ben Affleck and Matt Reeves, Deathstroke and Batman would have been shown to have trained alongside each other under the League of Assassins in their youth.[3]
    • The movie would have also marked the debut of Batgirl in DCEU, as she would join forces with Batman against Slade.[4] In addition, Deathstroke would have also been responsible for killing some of the regular supporting characters of Batman stories.[5]



  1. Justice League (Movie)
  2. Zack Snyder's Justice League
  3. Molly Edwards (March 22, 2021). Joe Manganiello reveals more about plans for Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's canceled Batman movie. GamesRadar+. Retrieved on January 11, 2022.
  4. Cooper Hood (March 24, 2021). Ben Affleck's The Batman Included Batgirl vs Deathstroke Fight. Screen Rant. Retrieved on January 11, 2022.
  5. Richard Fink (April 17, 2021). Deathstroke Would Have Killed Famous Batman Characters In Affleck's Movie. Screen Rant. Retrieved on January 11, 2022.