Compared to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC’s extended universe took a while to figure out which way to go, but still seems to hang in the balance. They didn’t help box office flop of films on which Warner Bros. bet a lotnor (perhaps above all) the quarrels, renunciations and complaints that have involved the protagonists of the films of the franchise over the years.
And precisely because the confusion inherent in upcoming releases it seems unresolved and all-encompassing, let’s try to do a recap of what is known to date of characters and upcoming movies and what to expect from this universe in become.
DC Extended Universe: the actors who will not return
It’s no secret that more than a few Hollywood stars who have taken part in DC projects have then had some legal problems, and therefore may not return in the brand’s next products.
How Ray Fisherchosen to interpret Cyborgsa role he has held since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in Justice League. In the pipeline there was then a superhero movie of the same namebut later at Legal charges brought by Ray Fisher against Warner Brothers and their administrator Walter Hamada, the actor left the role, however, saying he was willing to return only for the creation of a sequel to Justice League.
Separate chapter for Ezra Milleractor who played Barry Allen/Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, in the crossover episode of the television series arrow and in the series Peacemakers. However, due to his unruly conduct which led to more than one arrest against him in a matter of weeks in 2022 while on vacation in Hawaii and the subsequent accusation of abuse and violence towards the young activist Tokata Iron EyesDC would seem willing to suspend any collaboration with the actorAnd after the film’s release The Flashfilming of which has already taken place.
Third face that we could see not appearing in other products of the DCEU is that of Amber Heardthe actress who brought to life on the big screen a Mera in the film Justice League, and in the two dedicated to Aquaman. Indeed, it was much discussed the sentence of the trial which saw the Hollywood star pitted against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, from which Heard was defeatedordered to compensate the interpreter of Captain Jack Sparrow with a total of 1$0.35 million.
Finally we find Ben Affleckwhich after his appearance on The Flash, he seems intent on no longer play the role of the bat man in other DC-branded projects. In his case, however, the reasons would seem personal and focus on how the role would make him feel once the films hit theaters.
Characters and actors expected soon in the DCEU
While, among those who should return, there are many rumors about Henry Cavillactor who held the role of Superman in the DCEU. In fact, although Cavill is still busy filming the Netflix series, The WitcherDC would seem willing to start over with him, making him once again the protagonist of his future projects. Though it is good to curb enthusiasm about, as no deal between Warner and Cavill it appears to have been signed.
Margot Robbiechosen to play Harley Quinn in the blockbuster Suicide Squad, a role she has since reprized hero in Birds of Prey and the phantasmagoric rebirth of Harley Quinn and a little later also in sequel-reboot by Suicide Squad, titled The Suicide Squad – Suicide missioninstead signed a contract to play the character again in future films based on DC Comics comics.
And if the Justice League with Affleck, Miller and Fisher probably out of play it seems like a project now adrift, to be able to return to the big screen, in addition to the aforementioned Cavillthey should be both Jason Momoastarring next year’s sequel to Aquamanbe Gal Gadotwhich has been the face of since 2013 Wonder Woman. In fact, both would seem destined to return to their roles in future DCEU projects.