Zack Snyder Era Ends Here?! Sad News From The DC Cinematic Universe

MOVIE NEWS – The cast of Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher – will not be returning to the DC Universe.

 

 

According to a new report, six of the prominent cast members from the Justice League era of the DC Extended Universe, directed by Zack Snyder, will not return to reprise their roles in the new DC Universe, led by James Gunn and Peter Safran. As co-CEOs of DC Studios, Gunn and Safran will oversee the transition of the DCEU into the new DCU. This includes deciding what to do with the actors Snyder has chosen for the DCEU

While it was previously known that Cavill was dropped due to the casting of a new actor for Superman: Legacy, it’s now clearer for the other five Justice League actors.

In a new report from Variety on the behind-the-scenes drama of the last DCEU film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the trade publication notes that “none of the stars cast by Zack Snyder […] will reprise their roles in the new DC universe in character.” Variety goes on to report that Momoa, who starred as Aquaman in the DCEU, has been in talks to play a new DC character in Gunn’s Superman: Legacy. Or even a solo film. The trade paper does not mention that other actors may have had similar negotiations before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

 

What happens to the post-Zack Snyder Justice League in the new DC Universe?

 

Without the actors of the DCEU, who will not be cast in Gunn and Safran’s DC Universe, it is questionable what will happen to the Justice League. Gunn’s Superman: Legacy already has a new Superman cast, with David Corenswet officially taking over the role from Cavill. Batman will also be reprising his role. A new actor will don the cape and cowl in The Brave and the Bold.

The rest of the DCEU’s Justice League cast – Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg – have no confirmed appearances in the DCU’s upcoming plans, so it’s unknown when or if any of the heroes will be recast.

Given that the Flash, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman have all appeared or will appear in at least one DCEU film in 2023, it’s possible that Gunn and Safran have not announced their plans for the DCU’s Justice League because they are preparing for a significant change. After all, it’s hard to generate excitement for a character’s solo film when it’s common knowledge that he has no future in the franchise. Uncertainty about the future of the DCEU has already contributed to the uncertainty surrounding the Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash and Blue Beetle could also impact Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. If the gloomy DCU future of The Flash and Aquaman had been confirmed earlier, it could have hurt the DCEU’s 2023 box office even more.

Of course, this still leaves the new DCU without the majority of the Justice League – at least for now. Because Superman: Legacy introduces a version of Green Lantern, and the DCU plans to include a Green Lantern TV series. A new team of superheroes could consist of one of the heroes of the Green Lantern. Gunn also revealed that he and Safran have yet to disclose the full plans for the first chapter of the DCU, which is titled Gods & Monsters. So, the other characters who may join the DCU’s Justice League may become clearer as more is revealed. For now, it appears that the Justice League era of the DCEU is officially over.

Source: Variety, IGN

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