Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is already a DC Comics icon with two big roles, but he’s not opposed to landing a third role: Superman.
In an interview with Variety, Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II revealed that if given the opportunity, he would consider taking on the role of Superman for the DC Extended Universe if Henry Cavill were to pass on the mantle to another actor. Obviously, the actor already has a rule as Aquaman’s nemesis Black Manta, but he’s certainly curious about the possibility to play Superman.
You can read Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s response to Variety down below:
“I have Black Manta going on, but if they want to have more conversations, I’ll definitely come to the table and see what we could do.”
However, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II reveals that after getting heavily involved with superhero storytelling with both Aquaman and HBO’s Watchmen he is eager to play non-superhero roles:
“I do need to fill up my slate with some regular dudes without powers, who can figure out their problems without access of superhero powers.”
The future of Superman on the big screen remains a mystery for fans of the Man of Steel. With rumors that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films looking to completely reboot the character, some are curious about what direction will be taken for Superman. One common rumor is that with his new deal with Warner Media, J.J. Abrams may develop a new Superman film, having been tied to the character years ago.
The prospect of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II playing Superman is certainly interesting, but given his busy schedule with both Aquaman and Watchmen as well as his other projects that include the upcoming Candyman movie and an untitled fourth Matrix movie, don’t expect him to take over as the new Superman anytime soon.
Would you prefer for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to stick with his roles in both Aquaman and Watchmen in regards to DC Comics projects or would you be interested to see his potential take on Superman? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Aquaman, Watchmen, Superman and the rest of the DC Universe on both the big and small screens.
Here is the official synopsis for Watchmen:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen airs on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.