Everyone has their favorite characters and some of them may not be the stars. With the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League In 2021, many of the DCEu characters are fresh in viewers’ minds. However, if fans haven’t seen their favorites in a while, they will surely notice.
Sure, big names like Superman and Batman have been known to appear, even if it’s not technically their film. However, main actors and supporting characters have apparently disappeared from the DCEU. Some can probably slip out of continuity without making a fuss, but other characters are significant enough to be noticeable in their absence.
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10 Green Lantern languishes in the dark
While Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern Not considered an official part of the DCEU continuity, an alien member of the Green Lantern Corps, Yalan Gur, made a brief appearance justice league in 2017 as part of Diana Prince’s narration of the first major battle against Steppenwolf in Earth’s prehistory. No human members of the Corps have been sighted to date, nor has Yalan Gur been seen since.
Green Lantern Corps was announced in 2014 as part of the upcoming DCEU film list, but is still in pre-production and no release date has been given. It will reportedly star both Hal Jordan and John Stewart. Hopefully the producers will use Mark Crockett’s script about the character John Stewart instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.
9 Katana could carry a movie alone
The sword-wielding samurai katana, also known as Tatsu Yamashiro, made her film debut in 2016 suicide squad as Col. Rick Flag’s right-hand warrior. No backstory was presented in the film, and although actress Karen Fukuhara said she hopes for more character development and exploration for Katana in future films, the character did not appear in either birds of prey (2020) or The Suicide Squad (2021).
Katana, portrayed by Rila Fukushima, has had several appearances on television shows, most notably Arrow (Seasons 3, 4 and 8, 2014-20) and Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2, 2016-17) and in the animated web series DC Superheroines (2015), where she was voiced by Rina Hoshino. Hopefully she’ll be back on screen soon, maybe in a movie of her own.
8th The beast was reduced to a living being
Russian mercenary, arms dealer, kidnapper and terrorist. Anatoly Knyazev (aka The Beast) wears many hats. He appeared as Lex Luthor’s henchman Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), played by Callan Mulvey, works with a team of African terrorists. In the film, he betrays and kills her before escaping just before Superman’s arrival and kidnapping Martha Kent and Lois Lane.
KGBeast, played by David Nykl, appears on the small screen in Arrow (Seasons 2, 6-8, 2013-20), but the character has a lot to offer as a villain in his own right. If he shows up again, it should be more than one of Lex Luthor’s many henchmen.
7 General Zod vs The Flash
Actor Michael Shannon has been cast as General Zod (aka Dru-Zod) in the first-ever DCEU canon film man of Steel (2013). Although the film received mixed reviews, Shannon’s portrayal of Zod was outstanding, and some critics and reviewers ranked him as the #2 supervillain behind Amanda Waller.
Zod, or at least his body, reappeared Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as part of a government study and then later in Lex Luthor’s evil plan. However, since nobody really dies forever in fictional universes, General Zod is supposed to appear The Lightning in 2023.
6 Deadshot shot by recent events?
Will Smith’s Deadshot appeared in suicide squad (2016) as the first of several films. He should appear in the sequel The Suicide Squad (2021), but was unable to do so due to scheduling conflicts Aladdin (2019) and Gemini man (2019) and paved the way for the publication of Idris Elba’s Bloodsport.
Becoming an antihero, devoted to his daughter Zoe and working for good, prevents Floyd Lawton from becoming the assassin he once was, and after the unfortunate incident at the 2022 Academy Awards, it’s unclear when deadshot or at least Smith’s version. reappears in the DCEU.
5 Kenny Braverman needs more development
In the comics, Kenny Braverman, one of Clark Kent’s fellow Smallville students, was born in the back seat of a car when Kal-El’s ship passed over him and exposed him to radiation that transformed him into something resembling a kryptonite flamethrower. Braverman becomes conduit and pursues Clark and his family and friends at every opportunity.
Braverman showed up Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000) as a high school bully and sadly reprises the same limited role in the DCEU. So far it has only appeared in 2013 man of Steel.
4 Faora may return to fight Flash
Also known as Faora Hu-Ul and Faora-Ul, Faora is General Zod’s right lieutenant. The character has appeared in pre-DCEU films as superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), rumored to be Ursa, and TV shows like Kleinville (2001-11) and the animated show Young Justice (2010-22).
Freed from the Phantom Zone alongside Zod, Faora, played by Antje Traue, fights Superman man of Steel (2013) before being returned to her custody and not seen since. Gal Gadot was offered the role, but she turned it down because she was pregnant at the time. She did it well!
3 The beautiful Lana Lang languished in limbo
Another of the LL alliterative opening characters in the Superman universe, Lana Lang first appeared in the comics in the 1950s and has had numerous appearances in film and television. In it she was portrayed Superman III (1983) directed by Annette O’Toole, who would later also play Martha Kent on the television series Kleinville (2001-11).
Lang appears in the DCEU films man of Steel (2013) as one of the students rescues Clark back inside after a bus accident Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as mourners at Clark Kent’s funeral. Like Jimmy Olsen, this character could be developed into something much bigger.
2 Joe Chill was frozen out of character development
Joe Chill dates back to the late 1930s. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Joe Chill was the mugger who killed Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne. He’s appeared in literally dozens and dozens of iterations, from comics to graphic novels to television and film, with widely varying meaning and character development.
in the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Chill appears in the film’s introduction and in a later flashback as the Waynes killer. He also shows up joker (2019), which may or may not be part of the DCEU canon depending on who is commenting. Joe Chill gets a decent backstory in some of the comics and it would be great to see him developed in the movies.
1 Jimmy Olsen, like Aragog, was killed for the convenience of the plot
An unidentified, nameless office boy in a bow tie walked in action comics No. 6 (September 1938). This was later accepted as the first appearance of Jimmy Olsen, photojournalist and young friend of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Like Joe Chill, Olsen has appeared in literally hundreds of comics, television shows, and films. He was most recently portrayed by Mehcad Brooks on the television show Arrowverse super girl (2015-21) and by Michael Cassidy in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
In the DCEU film, Olsen is portrayed as a CIA agent working undercover as a photographer for The Daily Planet. His death just before the film begins comes as a shock, but he dies heroically, saving Lois Lane’s life. With Superman brought back to life by the Justice League, it seems like Olsen could be revived as well. Like Robin and other strong supporting characters, Olsen probably deserves his own film or television show.
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