Meet the Newest Faces in the DC Extended Universe
By Sabina Ibarra
With "Batman v. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" propelling Warner Bros.' shared DC Extended Universe forward, the DCEU aims to gain momentum with a slew of upcoming features. Here are the newest faces of future DC movies, including talent in front of and behind the camera, to help keep it all straight.
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman / Diana Prince)
The stand-out of "Batman v. Superman" Gal Gadot has already won audiences over in anticipation of 2017's "Wonder Woman." Plus, she's the only hero besides Batman and Superman to get a solo movie before "Justice League." Gadot was previously featured in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.
Patty Jenkins (Director, 'Wonder Woman')
Most known for directing the award winning drama "Monster," director Patty Jenkins will be the first woman to direct a DC movie. Her "Wonder Woman" will open the DCEU's 2017 slate and will be followed by another hotly anticipated entry: "Justice League."
Jason Momoa (Aquaman / Arthur Curry)
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James Wan (Director, 'Aquaman')
Eclectic genre director James Wan is set to helm DC's "Aquaman" film being released in 2018. He's best known for his "Insidious" horror franchise, "The Conjuring," and "The Conjuring 2" -- oh, and you may have caught his entry in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, "Furious 7."
Amber Heard (Queen Mera)
Amber Heard will make her DCEU debut as Aquaman's Queen Mera in "Justice League," and then will reprise her role James Wan's "Aquaman" in 2018. Heard was last seen in "The Danish Girl" and "Magic Mike XXL."
Ray Fisher (Cyborg / Vic Stone)
Though we only got glimpses of his creation in "Batman v. Superman," Ray Fisher's Cyborg is set to be prominently featured in 2017's "Justice League." He'll reprise his role as Vic Stone / Cyborg in a solo movie sometime in the future. Fisher has a stage and television background.
Ezra Miller (The Flash / Barry Allen)
After The Flash's quick appearance (get it?) in a "Batman v. Superman" dream sequence, Ezra Miller's Barry Allen will play a much bigger role in 2017's "Justice League." The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" actor will follow that with a solo "Flash" movie somewhere down the line.
Rick Famuyiwa (Director, 'The Flash')
After the critical success of his feature debut "Dope," Rick Famuyiwa was approached to helm "The Flash." Though there's no date set for its release, the director jumped right into production and casting.
Kiersey Clemons (Iris West)
The "Dope" and "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" actress was recently cast to star opposite Ezra Miller's Barry Allen as Iris West, his eventual love interest. This will be Kiersey Clemons's second time in front of the camera with director Rick Famuyiwa.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Black Adam)
Formerly rumored to play Lobo in an adaptation of that DC comic, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was later officially revealed as the face of Black Adam in "Shazam" earlier this year. The film is slated for 2019.