Cancelled Movies. Wiki
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In October 2017, a film centered around Slade Wilson / Deathstroke was announced to be in development with Gareth Evans attached as screenwriter and director from a story by Joe Manganiello,who was also set to reprise his role from Justice League. The project was greenlit after Evans impressed executives with his pitch. By April 2020, Evans was no longer in negotiations to work on the project, while the filmmaker described the story as a "dark" and "unforgiving" origin story, similar in style to Korean noir films. In March 2021 after numerous delays, Manganiello stated that Deathstroke had been canceled because Warner Bros. did not consider it a priority. The project was brought back into discussions with the possibility of a revival for Gunn and Safran's future plans of the DCEU in December 2022. In February 2024, Manganiello revealed that he had written a screenplay during this time, before Gunn later convinced him to let the project and role go due to the soft-reboot occurring with the DC Universe franchise. Despite this, Jim Lee approached Manganiello to create a graphic novel series based on his unproduced script.

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