ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

It's impossible to miss Joe Manganiello these days, partly due to his impressive stature and partly due to the fact that he's stuck his monster-sized fingers in a lot of Hollywood shaped pies over the last few years.And if you loved him in True Blood or Magic Mike you’ll be dying to know the next Joe Manganiello films where you can watch this gentle giant in action.

Unless you’re a die-hard fanganiello, you might not be aware what upcoming Joe Manganiello releases there are set to be and what he's up to in 2017. So to help keep you on top of this bonafide hunk‘s anticipated new movie releases, we've made a handy list of new & upcoming Joe Manganiello films. From from elusive Batman projects to hard-hitting dramas, the latest flicks from Joe Manganiello should get fans of this not so average Joe excited for these movies coming out.

1. Rampage

[Credit: HBO Enterprises]
[Credit: HBO Enterprises]
  • Release date: April 20, 2018
  • Director: Brad Peyton
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman

In what could very well turn out to be our favorite 'so bad it's good' hit of 2018, Rampage is a movie adaptation based on the classic video game from the 80s which featured giant apes and creatures destroying cities, Godzilla-style. The movie will follow Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his best friend, a silverback gorilla who goes rogue after a freak genetic experiment gone wrong. It's unknown what role Manganiello will play in this star-studded fun-fest, let alone whether his will be a human or primate, either way, we're down.

2. The Batman

[Credit: Twitter / DC Comics]
[Credit: Twitter / DC Comics]
  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons

Joe Manganiello will be stepping into the shoes of Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's Batman reboot with DC Entertainment. Although minimal details have surfaced, expect him to make quite the entrance as the main villain of the movie. A lot has changed since the film was first announced, with Ben Affleck stepping away from directorial duties, the script having a shake up, and Matt Reeves assigned as new director. However, Manganiello still looks set to crush it in the villain role and fan-favorite Deathstroke.

3. Shoplifters of the World

[Credit: HBO Enterprises]
[Credit: HBO Enterprises]
  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: Stephen Kijak
  • Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman, Sasha Lane

Based on true events, Joe Manganiello's upcoming movie takes place in Denver in 1987. The focus is on a group of four friends who are lamenting the break-up of British band The Smiths, all the while the band's super-fan highjacks the local radio station at gunpoint. The movie title is taken from one of the The Smith's most iconic songs.

4. Stano

[Credit: HBO Enterprises]
[Credit: HBO Enterprises]
  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: John G. Avildsen
  • Cast: Joe Manganiello

A new film from the producers of the Rocky franchise, Manganiello will be lending his acting chops and his enviable muscles to the role of Bobby Stano in this upcoming movie. Stano sees a young man with a bright future ahead of him imprisoned for 17 years after a gang fight results in an accidental fatality and a life sentence in jail. Upon his release, he tries to fit himself back into society, his friends, and the romance he left behind. Expect raw emotion, tears, violence, and lots of gratuitous topless training montages.


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