PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello is set to star in the new Batman flick.
Ben Affleck, poised to play the caped crusader himself, recently shared a video of Manganiello dressed as the character “Deathstroke” on set. According the the Wall Street Journal, DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed the casting.READ MORE: Pittsburghers Have Mixed Reactions To Weekend Traffic Restrictions On East Carson Street
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‘Burgh native and huge Pittsburgh spots fan, Manganiello is also known for his role in the “Magic Mike” movies.
Affleck did not elaborate as to what role the character would have in the upcoming film.MORE NEWS: Upper St. Clair Family Starts Non-Profit Organization To Honor Son Who Died Of Kidney Disease
The new Batman movie will likely be released in 2018, at the earliest.