Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen becomes Ra’s al Ghul for the DCEU in this stunning new image that imagines the future of the cinematic franchise.
Ra’s al Ghul is one of Batman’s more well-known villains in his Rogue’s Gallery. Aside from comics, Ra’s al Ghul has been in various different versions of DC media, he’s played by Matt Nable in Arrow, Liam Neeson in Batman Begins, and Alexander Siddig in Gotham. He’s also been in plenty of the animated films and Batman: The Animated Series. However, we have yet to get a Ra’s al Ghul for the official DCEU. In this image, actor Viggo Mortensen grasps a blade in the Lazarus Pit and becomes the leader of the League of Assassins. Here’s a look:
Ra’s al Ghul debuted in Batman issue 232 in June 1971. The villain is one of Batman’s greatest adversaries and he often uses Lazarus pits, which restore his life or keep him from dying.
No official word has been said about Ra’s al Ghul in the DCEU or Viggo Mortensen’s involvement. There’s the option of including him as a villain in Matt Reeves’ The Batman or getting him in one of DC’s other upcoming films.
Viggo Mortensen is well known for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Recently, Viggo Mortenson was nominated for best actor for his performance as Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga in the film Green Book with Mahershala Ali. Viggo Mortensen is set to star in the upcoming movie Falling in 2020. At the age of 60, Viggo Mortensen could make a great Ra’s al Ghul, who is usually depicted as hundreds of years old.
What do you think about Viggo Mortensen as Ra’s Al Ghul? Do you think he’d be a great addition to the DCEU? Do you think Viggo Mortensen could do justice to the role? Or is there someone you would rather see play the character besides Viggo Mortensen? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments! As always Heroic Hollywood will keep you updated on all Viggo Mortensen, Ra’s Al Ghul, and DCEU news as it comes.
Warner Bros. and DC are currently working on a variety of projects. The list includes Matt Reeves’ The Batman, a Cyborg standalone film, a Flash standalone film, The Suicide Squad, Aquaman 2, The Trench, Black Adam, Supergirl, and New Gods.
Meanwhile, the DCEU continues next year with 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.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, 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. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos