(NOTE: I wrote this article before they announced the casting decision of who gets to play Deathstroke in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie)
With all this talk about the new Suicide Squad movie, I thought it fitting to talk about it in a blog. Honestly I wasn’t excited about it until I heard that Deathstroke (one of my favorite characters) might be the antagonist. That being said, I present to you the the actors who would make a good Deathstroke.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the character, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke is basically a soldier/veteran that signed up for a scientific experiment that gave him superhuman strength, agility, and mentality, much like Captain America. He is an expert martial artist and masters multiple different weapons such as a sword, a staff and a rifle. In any case, these are my top 3 actors I’d like to have play him.
Although he doesn’t have the exact physique, he bears a striking resemblance to the character. Worse case scenario, I guess he can get into shape for the role or the visual effects team can give off the illusion that he has a solid build or something.
Best-known as the stuntman in Spiderman and Spiderman 3, Joe also bears a resemblance to the character. He fits the profile in pretty much every detail, with the only concern being that he’s 38 so a little bit of makeup would have to be applied.
1- Stephen Lang (Avatar)
In the comics, Slade Wilson is depicted as a man between 40 and 60 years old with a strong build and advanced military training. Who better to play him than the man who plays older military leaders in basically all his roles? Stephen not only has the physique, he also has the experience of playing veterans in movies. So it’s no surprise, Stephen is by far my number one choice.
There you have it folks, my list of people who should play as Deathstroke. Do you agree with my list? Who do you think should portray the iconic terminator on the big screen? Thanks for reading!