On Sunday, Dean Cain took to Twitter to criticize the teen who egged Australian politician Fraser Anning and fans responded by skewering the former Superman actor on social media.
In response to the tragic terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Australian senator Fraser Anning blamed immigration and Muslims for the attack, prompting a wave of backlash and calls for the politician to be removed from parliament. Over the weekend, 17-year-old Will Connolly caught the attention of the internet after cracking a raw egg on Fraser Anning’s head after the horrible comments made by the senator. While many supported the young man’s actions, others took to social media to criticize him, including former Superman actor Dean Cain.
In a post on his official Twitter account, Dean Cain stated he would “knocked that kid cold,” prompting fans and celebrities to support Will Connolly and skewer the former Superman actor, noting that he could learn something from the character he portrayed in the ’90s television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
You can check out some of the reactions to Dean Cain’s comment in the posts below!
Superman’s kind of a dick. https://t.co/LGHhBSX8LR
— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) March 17, 2019
Dean Cain’s boast that he would have knocked out a teenager led me to his bio, starts off with some fun alliteration but oddly finishes with him calling himself stupid pic.twitter.com/pE6f57Z2mV
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) March 17, 2019
It is NOT OK to speak ill of the DEAD, so please STOP making fun of Dean Cain’s CAREER.
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 18, 2019
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEmovienerd) March 17, 2019
Some of us were already on this train, but I think we can all agree that that Dean Cain is officially canceled after this. pic.twitter.com/MOqEjSIip5
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) March 17, 2019
Lori Loughin is bribing college officials and Dean Cain is assaulting minors.
Fuck video games being a bad influence…
I call for the Hallmark Channel to be cancelled.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 17, 2019
Dean Cain continues to be my least favorite Superman, both on and off the screen.
— Chock'lit Gidddyup (@JAMALIGLE) March 18, 2019
i would love to watch a dozen cosplaying supermen best the shit out of dean cain https://t.co/Va2fv9upL9
— Mopple (she/they) (@juxtapositionT) March 17, 2019
I mean to be fair, he's kind of right. If it's Snyder's Superman then Supe probably would have vapourized the kid, but definitely not the Supe that Dean Cain played and clearly didn't understand. pic.twitter.com/cT5JY4X61a
— Ashley Lynch™ ✂️🎬 (@ashleylynch) March 17, 2019
Dean Cain could learn a thing or two from the character he played on television for four seasons. pic.twitter.com/9srWBxxifG
— Doug Jamieson (@itsdougjam) March 17, 2019
What do you make of Dean Cain’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below!
In the meantime, Superman’s on-screen future remains unclear as a new project featuring the Man of Steel is not currently part of Warner Bros.’ line-up. However, Warner Bros. and DC Films are developing a Flash standalone film, The New Gods, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Booster Gold, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Blackhawk, and a standalone Joker origin film separate from the shared cinematic universe.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on all DC projects as it develops!
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.