As if it were a teaser for a second Justice League film, a new image has Henry Cavill’s Superman and the team meeting Deathstroke in a hologram.
If you can remember, one of the last scenes of the Justice League film teased that Lex Luthor and Deathstroke, played by Joe Manganiello, would team up to defeat the superheroes and even teased that the Legion of Doom would have been featured in the DCEU. Alas, even though actors like Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa are still very much involved with Wonder Woman and Aquaman, Ben Affleck’s exit as Batman has the DCEU up in the air, while Henry Cavill’s future as Superman also remains uncertain.
Nonetheless, artists always come up with amazing fan art depicts how some of our wildest dreams may look like in films. This time, an image featuring the Henry Cavill’s Superman and Justice League and what seems to be a hologram projection of Deathstroke gives us a teaser of what that meeting may look like should we ever get another Justice League film:
Only thing missing is Supe's cape, but my God.
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— Film Junkee (@DaveePena) February 23, 2019
Deathstroke was gearing up to be one of the most menacing foes of Superman and company in future DCEU films. But more than that, we got a huge tease involving the Legion of Doom in that final Justice League scene. Even Black Manta was introduced in Aquaman and the film set him up for revenge against Arthur Curry. It’s awesome to imagine those three coming up with diabolical plans to take out every single Justice League member including Henry Cavill’s Superman. We can only hope that Warner Bros. and DC can deliver that someday.
Would you like to see Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke appearing opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman and the Justice League in the DCEU in the future? Sound off in the comment section down below!
Following Aquaman, which is now playing, the DCEU continues in April with Shazam! on April 5, 2019, which will be followed by Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. While Henry Cavill won’t be returning as Superman any time soon, the actor is currently filming Netflix’s The Witcher series. We’ll let you know as soon as we have new information regarding the DCEU, so stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.