A new rumour has sparked in the DC Extended Universe! Three major Batman villains are rumoured to appear in the upcoming solo Batman movie from director Matt Reeves. Ben Affleck’s Batman will allegedly go up against Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello), The Joker (Jared Leto), and Scarecrow.
At the moment this is strictly a rumour, but it wouldn’t be a massive surprise to learn that these characters will appear in the solo Batman movie. Of course, Deathstroke was lined up to be the villain when Ben Affleck was directing and The Joker already had his introduction in last year’s Suicide Squad. The interesting aspect of this rumour is Scarecrow. It’s surprising to hear that Warner Bros. would want to incorporate this villain into the solo Batman movie since Christopher Nolan made the character a big part of his Dark Knight Trilogy. If this rumour is to be believed, Matt Reeves wants to include a lot of villains in The Batman so you might get to see some of Batman’s most iconic enemies brought to the big screen.
Personally, I’m excited to hear that The Joker might make an appearance in the solo Batman movie. I am interested in seeing what direction Matt Reeves can take the character and believe Jared Leto can be a great Joker if given a chance. As for Deathstroke, I don’t know too much about the character but I do know that he’s a badass mercenary who can match Batman physically.
This rumour comes from the Reddit subcommunity, r/DCEULeaks, user @WBUT has posted various rumours concerning The Batman, although this article and these rumours are to be taken with an extremely large grain of salt. Most of the time these rumours turn out to be nothing but it’s interesting to play with the idea of having these three characters in a solo Batman movie.