James Gunn and Peter Safran’s revamp of the DC Extended Universe reportedly won’t recast any familiar Justice League actors including Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher. Gunn is currently working on Superman: Legacy, which stars new Superman actor David Corenswet, that will kick off the reimagined DCU. However, that’s not to say Momoa won’t have a place in other potential roles.
According to a new report from Variety, Warner Bros. and DC will not be recasting any Justice League actors for future DCU projects. The focus will seemingly be on casting fresh new faces for the iconic comic book roles. So far, Corenswet, who is replacing Henry Cavill, is the only confirmed actor (alongside the new Lois Lane, Rachel Brosnihan) for the next slate of DC movies as it seems like Matt Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson might be its own contained saga.
Variety also reports that Jason Momoa, who is still set to play Aquaman in the upcoming blockbuster Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, might be featured as another comic book character in future DCU projects: Lobo. The fan-favourite villain will reportedly make his debut in either Superman: Legacy or another standalone movie. At least Momoa might have a chance of continuing his career in the DC Extended Universe but for the most part, it’s highly likely that other roles will be replaced.
DC has apparently been trying to erase the possibilities of continuations in the currently established DCEU, with Affleck’s scene being entirely removed from the next Aquaman movie in an apparent effort to not give audiences the wrong idea about a Batman continuation.
Gunn is really leaning into a “fresh restart” for the upcoming cinematic universe, which unfortunately means removing the past as to not cause confusion with fans.