As James Gunn's DCU brings a fresh outlook, high-profile actors including Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa won't reprise their famous alter-egos, paving the way for new superheroes.

Snyderverse's A-listers Bid Adieu to their DCU Avatars

It's the end of an era for DC fans. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and other Snyderverse constellations are hanging up their capes and tridents in the DC Universe (DCU). According to Variety - the superhero gossip mecca, Gadot and Momoa are not suiting up as Wonder Woman and Aquaman in the upcoming Gamora. Oops! Gunn’s DCU.

If you've been trying to decode "DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters" and have been losing sleep over it, know you're not alone. The slate, enigmatic as it is, marked the end of the line for some sturdy pillars including Henry 'Man Of Steel' Cavill and Ben 'Batfleck' Affleck. There was a glimmer of hope for Momoa and Gadot reprising their crowd-pleasing roles but alas, Variety played grinch to that wishful thinking. Actors picked by Zack Snyder for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, are all in line to hang up their armors. Yes, we are looking at you, Ezra "Flash" Miller.

But don’t sprint to your brave-cave weeping just yet! We are granted a small consolation by Variety, which cryptically suggests that Momoa could be back, but not as the sexy stripped-down sea lord! Can we expect a Lobo incarnation for Jason instead? An exciting prospect indeed! And there’s more! The 2025 movie Superman: Legacy is rumored to have David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan step into the red boots and the journalist's hat as the new Superman and Lois Lane respectively.

The only DCU alumni who seem unaffected by this mass-exodus are those lucky chaps in "Peacemaker". So, fans of Viola Davis's Amanda Waller can breathe easy. She will be back with her own series, and John Cena will reprise his role in Peacemaker’s second season.

Now if you’re heartbroken about Aquaman leaving his marine kingdom, he will make splashes at least once more in the long-awaited sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, surfacing on December 20. Wonder Woman fans, brace yourselves, for this shift might bring an abrupt end to the Wonder Woman trilogy. Remember the confusion matrix generated about its existence earlier this year? Yup, looks like that might just be coming true!

For all other DC enthusiasts, as we grapple with this shake-up, let's rewatch our old favorites and prepare for the upcoming wave of DC films and shows we know about. It seems like the universe is about to get a super revamp!

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