The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Geoff Johns has confirmed 6′-5″ Joe Manganiello will be donning the one eyed mask in the upcoming DC Film(s). While the internet had hoped Matt Damon would be taking on his bat-buddy in this role (for the memes and hashtags alone) Manganiello is clearly the better creative choice. With his height, build, and dominating voice, he will certainly be a menacing opponent for Batfleck.
What are your thoughts? Great casting, or would you have preferred someone else? Should Manu Bennett transitioned to the big screen or are you still secretly rooting for #Mattstroke?
We saw our first glimpse of the shiny big screen version of this long time DC villain in late August when Ben Affleck shared the video below on Twitter: