The DC Extended Universe may have had a bumpy road in its rollout in terms of critical reception, but much of its devoted fanbase have stood behind the likes of filmmaker Zack Snyder and Superman actor Henry Cavill through-and-through. In particular, many fans have expressed support for both Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill after the release of Justice League, which many DCEU fans have voiced criticism of due to dissatisfaction with the theatrical cut that was released following the departure of Zack Snyder during post-production.
Much has been said about the reshoots of Justice League. After Zack Snyder departed his directorial duties following a family tragedy, Joss Whedon (The Avengers) came in to direct the reshoots which also included the infamous sequences in which Henry Cavill as Superman is shown to have had his mustache from Mission: Impossible – Fallout to be digitally removed. Since the film’s release, Henry Cavill in Justice League has turned into a meme.
So far, only the original theatrical cut of Justice League remains as the only version of the film available for the public to view. With that in mind, deleted scenes from Zack Snyder’s original version have been subject to discussion, particularly those scenes that involve Henry Cavill in the Superman suit. In one deleted scene, Superman is shown ready to take flight as shown in a behind -the-scenes still from Justice League:
It remains unknown whether or not the original Zack Snyder version of Justice League will ever see the light of day, but he has said that a cut does in fact exist.
Henry Cavill walked away from negotiations to reprise his role as Superman last year after the studio failed to reach an agreement with the actor that would have seen him return for a cameo, delivering two lines of dialogue in Shazam!. The rumor that Henry Cavill’s version of Superman would appear but that we wouldn’t actually get to see Henry Cavill’s face turned out to be true. Warners managed to get away with this by simply keeping Superman’s head out of the frame of the two shots he was in.
The actor is currently filming The Witcher series for Netflix but fans still hope for Henry Cavill’s return as Superman in the DCEU.
What do you think of this image? Do you hope we get to see more of Henry Cavill as Superman? Perhaps as intended by Zack Snyder if we were to see his version of Justice League get released? Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of DC Films, Justice League, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill as we learn it.
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.