Gods and Monsters: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot’s Transformation into Iconic DC Villains
A seismic shift is underway in DC Comics superheroes as James Gunn and Peter Safran usher in a fresh era through their upcoming DC Universe project, “Gods and Monsters.” This bold initiative marks the end of the DCEU, which is set to conclude its run later this year with “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
As David Corenswet steps into the shoes of Superman, the question of who will assume the roles of Batman and Wonder Woman, previously played by Affleck and Gadot, remains unanswered. Yet, the talented trio of Cavill, Affleck, and Gadot may be somewhat absent from the new DC Universe. A stunning display of fan art by House of Mat (shared via Marvel DC Geeks) envisions these former DCEU stars as the formidable DC villains Ultraman, Owlman, and Superwoman, respectively.
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In DC lore, Ultraman, Owlman, and Superwoman are the sinister counterparts of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman from Earth-3, where they form the evil Crime Syndicate of America, the dark mirror image of the Justice League. Up to this point, the Crime Syndicate has primarily appeared in animated DC projects, such as the 2010 film “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.”
What’s Going On With The Justice League In James Gunn’s DCU?
The future of the Justice League within Gunn’s DC Universe remains uncertain. The announcement of “Gods and Monsters” provided only a glimpse of the forthcoming DC Universe movies and TV shows, with more revelations promised in due time. Only Superman and Batman have solo films in development among Justice League members, while a Wonder Woman prequel series, “Paradise Lost,” is in the works for Max, leaving Diana Prince’s role in the franchise yet to be determined.
The Enigmatic Future of the Justice League in the DC Universe
Additional DC Universe Chapter 1 projects feature Green Lantern and Supergirl, but an ensemble Justice League film has yet to be confirmed. Gunn has maintained an enigmatic stance regarding the direction of the Justice League in the DC Universe, suggesting a deliberate approach may be taken to avoid the pitfalls of the rushed formation seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Gunn has emphasized the DC Universe’s existing roster of established superheroes, leaving fans to wonder how the Justice League will eventually take shape in this new continuity. While the patient approach may prove beneficial, it also raises anticipation for the eventual emergence of the iconic superhero team within the DC Universe. As the curtain rises on this fresh DC era, fans can only hope the wait will be well rewarded.
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