Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Deathstroke (HBO Max)

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Deathstroke (HBO Max)

Old 09-02-21, 10:23 AM
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
TheMovieman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,568
Received 91 Likes on 76 Posts
Deathstroke (HBO Max)


We can exclusively share that Warner Bros. is in very early pre-production on a Deathstroke HBO Max series. Warner Bros. has been financially thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of it is due to HBO Max. They’re investing in it as a serious contender to other streaming services like Netflix or Disney+. They’re in early development on a series that will touch on Deathstroke’s origin in relation to the League of Shadows; but the series will also feature a ‘contract of the week’ type format where Deathstroke will take on contracts to take on and fight various heroes, anti-heroes, and even other villains within the DC universe.

Unfortunately, Joe Manganiello is not reprising his role as Deathstroke. It’s said that Warner Bros. is wanting to start fresh with the character. Although my sources who are associated with the project have confirmed that tonally it’s being set up to match The Batman trilogy. Not to say it needs to or will have that connection, but DC wants there to be that option that the character and actor could show up in a future sequel to The Batman. A writer is on the project with a showrunner, director, and star still being sought. It’s said that if some of these roles are filled before the upcoming DC Fandome event, the project could be announced at that time.

Take with a grain of salt but figured worth posting for some discussion on the possibility.
Old 09-03-21, 01:19 PM
DVD Talk Godfather
Giantrobo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Gateway Cities/Harbor Region
Posts: 59,837
Received 549 Likes on 355 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

They have been announcing so many "in development" shows recently. I won't believe them until I'm watching ep 2 or 3 of these series.
Old 09-05-21, 05:27 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
TheMovieman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,568
Received 91 Likes on 76 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

How many DC shows are "in development"?
Old 09-05-21, 05:34 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Mike86's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 22,215
Received 547 Likes on 445 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

Itís too bad that they donít just give Affleck a bunch of money to return as Batman, and have him square off with Deathstroke like was originally planned. Do it as a film or a series.

I would take that over half these other announced shows/films coming to HBO Max (except Batgirl, which I do want to see).
Old 09-05-21, 06:36 PM
Groucho's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 71,383
Received 116 Likes on 78 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

Which one is Deathstroke? Will Smith, Idris Elba, or Ryan Reynolds?
Old 09-05-21, 06:45 PM
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
OldBoy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 44,429
Received 338 Likes on 299 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Which one is Deathstroke? Will Smith, Idris Elba, or Ryan Reynolds?
who r u, me? Read the article. Joe Manganiello.
Old 09-05-21, 07:45 PM
DVD Talk God
Deftones's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 77,396
Received 461 Likes on 332 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
How many DC shows are "in development"?
Justice League Dark, John Constantine reboot, Green Lantern Corps, Gotham PD, Peacemaker (filmed), Strange Adventures, DMZ (vertigo property), Super Hero High (I bet this has been canceled), Madame X. Those are ones we know about because they have been officially announced in some way...
The following users liked this post:
Giantrobo (09-06-21)
Old 09-05-21, 08:54 PM
DVD Talk Legend
B5Erik's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,765
Received 140 Likes on 114 Posts
Re: Deathstroke (HBO Max)

Deathstroke was one of the best comics of the early 90's. Fantastic stuff. Very cinematic.

If they use that as the basis for the show it could be great.
The following users liked this post:
Why So Blu? (09-05-21)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.