Main DCEU actors not expected to return for the DCU

According to a new report, Zack Snyder’s Justice League actors will not be returning to their roles in the new DCU projects.

Variety has published a new piece story about the behind-the-scenes drama during the production of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, but it also includes some commentary about the status of the main actors of the DCEU. While no sources are linked to the commentary, it is said that none of the actors cast by Zack Snyder for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League – Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher – will be returning to their roles under the new DCU.

The clarification is made that they could return for other roles, with the rumor of Momoa taking on the role of Lobo once again being raised. It’s unclear where he will make his debut, but it could be as soon as appearing in Superman: Legacy in 2025, or he may move directly to a stand-alone film.

The report does go on to confirm that Viola Davis will stay on as Amanda Waller and John Cena will reprise his role as Peacemaker.

As for recasting the members of the Justice League, only Superman has received a new actor thus far in David Corenswet. Batman is scheduled to appear in The Brave and the Bold, but no actor has been named as of yet. Thus far there has been no indication when we will be seeing new iterations of Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, or Cyborg.

With the SAG-AFTRA strike still under way – talks are set to resume on Wednesday, Oct. 11 – there can be no talk of new deals being signed. DC Studios co-chair James Gunn has suggested that there will be announcements after the strike ends, but how major those parts are remains to be seen.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2023.