James Gunn, the co-CEO of DC Studios is all set to reboot the DC Universe, and fans are eagerly waiting for what he has in store. Recently, he confirmed the return of some of the most beloved actors from the previous DC films in his upcoming projects. Let’s take a closer look at the five actors that James Gunn confirmed to return in his rebooted DC Universe.
1) Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller in upcoming HBO Max’s ‘Waller’ series. Viola Davis played the ruthless and cunning government official Amanda Waller in the 2016 film Suicide Squad and its sequel. Fans were thrilled to learn that Davis will be returning as Waller in the upcoming HBO Max series. Gunn has not revealed many details about the show, but it is expected to be a spin-off of The Suicide Squad movie.
2) Sean Gunn will return as Weasel in upcoming HBO Max’s Creature Commandos series. Sean Gunn played the role of Kraglin in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, but he also had a small role as the terrifying Weasel in The Suicide Squad. Gunn will be reprising his role as Weasel in the upcoming HBO Max series called Creature Commandos. This show will follow a military unit composed of supernatural beings. Project M (the unit that controls the Commandos) was started in 1941 and used the monsters as a covert team in World War II.
3) John Cena will return as Christopher Smith in season 2 of Peacemaker. John Cena’s portrayal of Peacemaker was one of the highlights of James Gunn’s recent film, The Suicide Squad and its spin-off series Peacemaker. The series was so well-received that HBO Max has already renewed it for second season. Gunn confirmed that Cena will return for the second season of the Peacemaker series, which was delayed due to his commitment to writing the next Superman film.
4) Steve Agee will return and reprise his role in DC Universe. Steve Agee played John Economos, the prison guard who works for Amanda Waller, in The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker. James Gunn has confirmed that Agee will return to the DC Universe via twitter, but it is unclear which project he will be a part of. His character is prominent in both the Peacemaker and Waller series, so it will depend on which show comes first.
5) Jennifer Holland will return as Emilia Harcourt in Multiple Projects Jennifer Holland played Emilia Harcourt, an NSA agent who works alongside Amanda Waller, in the Suicide Squad. She is also James Gunn’s wife, and her return to the DC Universe was confirmed when Peacemaker was renewed for a second season.
In addition to the confirmed returns, James Gunn has also revealed that he is interested in keeping Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in his DC Universe. However, he has not confirmed anything yet, and things may change as the rebooted DC Universe takes shape.
The fans of the DC Universe have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming projects from James Gunn. With some of the most beloved actors from the previous films returning, along with new and exciting characters, the future of the DC Universe looks bright. It remains to be seen what else James Gunn has in store for fans, but the anticipation and excitement are palpable.
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