Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is already a DC Comics icon with two major roles, but he is not against a third role: Superman.
In an interview with Variety, Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II revealed that if he had the chance, he would consider taking on the role of Superman for the DC Extended Universe if Henry Cavill passed on the mantle to another actor. It is clear that the actor already has a rule like Aquaman’s nemesis Black Manta, but he is certainly curious about the possibility of playing Superman.
Below you can read Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s response to Variety:
“I have Black Manta going, but if they want more conversations, I will definitely come to the table to see what we can do.”
However, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II reveals that, after becoming closely involved in telling superheroes with both Aquaman and the HBO guards, he would like to play non-superhero roles:
“I have to fill my slate with a few ordinary guys with no powers, who can figure out their problems without access to superhero forces.”
The future of Superman on the big screen remains a mystery for fans of the Man of Steel. With rumors that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films wanting to completely restart the character, some are curious about the direction that will be taken for Superman. A common rumor is that J.J. with his new deal with Warner Media. Abrams can develop a new Superman film that was tied to the character years ago.
The prospect that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Superman plays is certainly interesting, but given his busy schedule with both Aquaman and Watchmen and his other projects, including the upcoming Candyman film and a self-titled fourth Matrix film, he does not expect him to soon like the new Superman.
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Here is the official summary for Watchmen:
WATCHMEN is set in an alternative history in which ‘superheroes’ are treated like crooks and embraces the nostalgia of the original, pioneering graphic novel, while he tries to make his own way.
Watchmen broadcast on Sunday at 9 p.m.
DC Universe Debuts “Doom Patrol” Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters that would be adapted in live action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters emphasize The Chief by Timothy Dalton, Crazy Jane by Diane Guerrero, Cyborg by Joivan Wade, Elasti-Woman by April Bowlby, Negative Man by Matt Bomer and Robotman by Brendan Fraser. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and also tease unique personalities within the group.
You can start the gallery with new posters by clicking on “Next”.
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Doom Patrol is a re-image of one of DC’s strangest group outcast Super Heroes, including: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor / Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele / Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone / Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder / The Chief.
Here is the summary for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that is hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never , never be the same. “
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively at DC Universe.