As Aquaman continues its worldwide rollout, actor Jason Momoa has been speaking to The Huffington Post about the current state of the DC Extended Universe, and more specifically the rumours that we’ve likely seen the last of both Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman.
“”If they’re both out, then listen: It’s just the place they’re at in their careers. I mean, how many has Henry done? He’s done three? Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did… sh*t, I have done three… I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something. Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he’s done enough. I don’t know how to speak on behalf of them, but I had the time of my life [on Justice League].
It was widely reported back in September that Henry Cavill would be exiting the role of the Man of Steel as warner Bros. and DC Films shifted its attention away from Superman to other projects such as the planned Supergirl movie, although there was some speculation that this could have been a negotiating tactic on Cavill’s behalf, or an attempt by Warner Bros. to gauge interest in a Man of Steel sequel.
As for Affleck, there’s been a never-ending stream of rumours about his status as The Dark Knight over the past year or so, although it is widely thought that he’s unlikely to don the cape and cowl for Matt Reeves’ The Batman, if and when the solo movie ever moves forward.
What are your thoughts on Cavill and Affleck? Will you be disappointed if they are indeed out as Superman and Batman? Which actors would you like to see taking over? Let us know in the comments below…
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.”
Aquaman is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Ludi Lin as Murk, Michael Beach as Jesse Kane, Djimon Hounsou as the Fisherman King, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Otis Dhanji as a young Arthur Curry, Julie Andrews as Karathen and Graham McTavish in an as-yet-unrevealed role.