James Gunn Is Likely to Recast These 9 Key DCEU Actors

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By Black Widow

Under the visionary leadership of co-CEOs Peter Safran and James Gunn, DC Studios is poised to embark on a bold new chapter within Warner Bros.’s vast intellectual property. This evolution promises a brighter future for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) on the silver screen.

Already, notable changes have taken place, with Henry Cavill being replaced by David Corenswet as Superman in Superman: Legacy and Amy Adams yielding the role of Lois Lane to Rachel Brosnahan. Reports suggest that Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will also undergo recasting.

However, the transformation doesn’t end there. Here’s a glimpse of nine major DCEU actors likely to be recast as James Gunn’s DC reboot takes shape.

1. Ezra Miller –

The Flash Ezra Miller, who portrayed Barry Allen and the Flash, faces an uncertain future in the DCEU. Miller’s history, coupled with the disappointing performance of The Flash, may lead to their departure. The possibility of introducing an entirely new incarnation of the Scarlet Speedster in the new DC Universe is on the horizon.

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2. Jason Momoa – Aquaman

While Jason Momoa’s return to DC remains uncertain, rumors suggest he might assume the role of the villainous Lobo, leaving the Aquaman mantle up for grabs. Momoa’s charismatic portrayal of Arthur Curry may pave the way for a new actor to offer their take on this iconic character.

3. Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman

Despite recent ambiguity surrounding Gal Gadot’s involvement, James Gunn has plans for Wonder Woman, including a Max series titled Paradise Lost that delves into Themyscira’s lore. If Gadot doesn’t return, a new actress may step into the role, continuing the legacy of this beloved character.

4. Ray Fisher – Cyborg

Ray Fisher’s tumultuous relationship with Warner Bros. makes a return as Cyborg highly unlikely. Gunn’s vision for the future may involve recasting Victor Stone.

5. Jared Leto – Joker

While Jared Leto’s Joker coexists with other portrayals in standalone films, it’s improbable that Gunn’s plans for the character in the new DCU will include Leto.

6. Amber Heard – Mera

Amber Heard’s ongoing legal disputes with Johnny Depp and her role reduction in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom suggest that her tenure as Mera may conclude with the film’s release.

7. Jeremy Irons – Alfred

Jeremy Irons reprised his role as Alfred Pennyworth in The Flash, but it’s likely to be his final appearance. The Bat Family’s expansion in the new DCU may introduce a new iteration of Alfred.

8. Zachary Levi – Shazam

Following Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Zachary Levi’s future as Shazam appears uncertain, especially as Gunn and Safran reset the DC Universe. Levi’s character may not feature in the new DCU’s plans.

9. Dwayne Johnson – Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson’s initial involvement in shaping the DCEU’s future has evolved, with Black Adam not appearing in the first chapter of the new DCU, titled Gods and Monsters. If Black Adam returns, it’s likely to be in a different role, potentially portrayed by another actor.

As the DC Universe undergoes a significant transformation under James Gunn’s guidance, these recasting decisions signal a profound reboot. The new era promises fresh interpretations of iconic characters and compelling storytelling.