Joe Manganiello says his character in the upcoming 'Batman' film has great potential of becoming a memorable villain.

The 40-year-old actor, who will play Deathstroke in the film starring Ben Affleck in the titular role, hopes the fans will like his performance as the antagonist, reported FemaleFirst.

"This is my character, an exciting one, and has the capacity I think, to be a great villain." 

"And what all the great ones can do is polarise an audience. When I was a kid I always rooted for the villain. As a kid, I think I would have rooted for him and I think fans will," says Manganiello.