Umbrella Academy actor Aidan Gallagher becomes Damian Wayne and takes on the Robin mantle for the DCEU in this new image.
With Ben Affleck retired from the role of Bruce Wayne, and Robert Pattinson set to take on a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in The Batman, it’s fun to imagine how Warner Bros. could fill the void in the DCEU left behind by Affleck’s Batman. Although Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showcased what appeared to be Jason Todd’s vandalized Robin suit, and teased his possible death at the hands of the Joker, Zack Snyder seemed to suggest that may have not actually been the case. Nevertheless, with the studio’s plans for a Nightwing movie featuring Dick Grayson, there are still plenty of other versions of Robin that appear in the DCEU including Tim Drake, Carrie Kelley, and of course, Damian Wayne.
In the comics, Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, making him the grandson of the villainous Ra’s Al Ghul. While there have been no rumors of any plans to introduce Damian Wayne or even his grandfather in the DCEU, that’s not enough to stop fans from imagining who could take on the roles of these DC Comics icons. As for who could actually play Damian Wayne himself, it would have been pretty hard to miss Aidan Gallagher’s incredible performance in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy centers on a super-dysfunctional family of superheroes who have eight days to pull themselves together and save the world. The performance from 15-year-old actor Aidan Gallagher was one of the show’s biggest highlights. Aidan Gallagher himself managed to stand out in the mix of its talented cast, which includes Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, and Cameron Britton.
Digital artist mizuriofficial did a great job imagining what Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher could look like as Damien Wayne for the DCEU and we can’t help but get excited by the possibility. See Aidan Gallagher suited up as Robin in the image below.
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Which one do you like more, 1 or 2 ? – @aidanrgallagher as Damian Wayne, aka Robin ! – Hi there! It’s been a while since that time I turned Aidan Gallagher into Damian Wayne, and so since Season 2 of @umbrellaacad has started rolling, I thought I’d show some love by revisiting the concept. I think Aidan would be an amazing and super badass Robin, hope you like the poster I made ! – Follow me for more art! @mizuriofficial
What do you think? Are you a fan of Aidan Gallagher? Would you like to see Aidan Gallagher take on the role of the Damien Wayne version of Robin in the DCEU? What other comic book roles would you like to see Aidan Gallagher play? Let us know in the comments section!
Aidan Gallagher is expected to return in the second season of Netflix’s Umbrella Academy which is now in production. Here’s the official synopsis for The Umbrella Academy:
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
The Umbrella Academy stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, and John Magaro.
The Umbrella Academy is currently available on Netflix.
‘The Lion King’ Photos Offer New Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled new photos from Disney's The Lion King remake that offer another look at several characters, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar.
Disney's line-up of live-action remakes continues with 2019's The Lion King and now a new set of photos offers fans another look at the photo-realistic versions of several beloved characters from the animated classic. In addition to a new photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar, the villainous brother of King Mufasa and uncle of future king Simba, the latest collection of images reveal new looks at Rafiki, a classic scene in which Mufasa teaches his son about the kingdom, Timon and Pumba with an adult Simba, young Simba and Nala being lectured by Zazu, and the famous Pride Rock.
Fans can also see a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Glover recording dialogue with the guidance of director Jon Favreau.
You can check out the photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Are you excited to see Chiwetel Ejiofor's take on Scar, one of the more popular Disney villains? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly