Following recent change in DC Studio’s executive team, axed actors are rumored to be jumping ship to a more 'welcoming' comic book cinematic universe.
The future of the new DCU may still be cloudy, but we know that Black Adam’s Dwayne Johnson, Justice League’s Ben Affleck, and Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill will not be returning to reprise their iconic roles. Other, yet unconfirmed axed actors are Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa.
All is not lost, however; a few fan-favorite actors may be returning to superhero roles, just not in the DCU (for now). Affleck, well known as Batman, may be moving to the Thor franchise as the villainous Minotaur, AKA Dario Agger, according to Twitter tipster MyTimeToShineHello.
Ben Affleck had talks with Marvel Studios to play Dario Agger in an upcoming project
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) December 28, 2022
Additionally, rumor mill aficionado Giant Freakin Robot claims Marvel is considering Cavill for Star-Spangled Man, the British version of Captain America, in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order. This rumor arises despite the recent announcement the former Superman will be deep at work on the Warhammer cinematic universe.
To make matters more intriguing, Tongues are also wagging about Johnson’s recent Tweet praising MCU’s late founding father Stan Lee on what would be his 100th birthday. Some say this is yet another indication of a DCU-MCU ship jump, although it currently seems a simple kind gesture.
Happy Heavenly Birthday to an old friend and mentor @TheRealStanLee
As I broke into Hollywood many years ago, he was always so supportive and encouraging which blew me away.
His kindness really moved me.
Years later I got to say thank you
Stan would’ve been 100 today pic.twitter.com/2q56lYCZD4
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2022
Do you think these rumors have merit? We hope James Gunn and Peter Safran’s grand plans are worth it!