Joe Manganiello Sheds New Light on ‘The Batman’ Production Status

Joe Manganiello is set to star as Deathstroke, a.k.a Slade Wilson, in the upcoming Batman movie. Since his casting announcement, he has consistently been positive about the production and was even the first one to say that ‘The Batman’ was originally going to start filming in May of 2017.

In an interview with The RI Magazine, Manganiello gave some updates on production status of ‘The Batman’. Here’s an excerpt of what he said:

“Last year, I said May and that was my understanding. It depends. They have big plans for this movie. Whether or not we start exactly on that date or in June, whatever it is, it doesn’t matter. Here’s the thing: The creative process needs to be respected and no one involved in this film wants to make anything less than an unbelievable film, a legendary film. The movie will start shooting whenever those pieces are in place and we know this is gonna be something that we’re proud of. What we’re not gonna do is be backed into a start date, scrambling to get something off the ground just to get it off the ground. Everyone involved wants to make this the best film possible, so that’s really what it’s about. It’s funny how the media likes to run with, “Oh there’s trouble!” “Oh, the script needs to be revised!” They’re drama queens. There’s a creative process, and everyone on the cast and crew wants to make this the best movie possible. So that’s what we’re gonna do. When we start shooting it, we’ll start shooting it. It will be soon, I can say that. Here’s the thing: No one wants to create that superhero movie that’s polarizing to fans and critics. Rest assured, we’re gonna do this thing right.”

(To read his full interview, click here)

As far as we know, ‘The Batman’ doesn’t have an official release date, but from what Joe Manganiello is saying, it still seems at least possible that it could begin shooting as early as this summer!

It’s also very encouraging to see Manganiello echo what Ben Affleck was saying for months about the film: they want ‘The Batman’ to be nothing short of legendary.


What did you think of Joe’s comments in this interview? Do you think a summer shoot date is still possible? Let’s talk about it in the comments below!

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