10 DC characters the DCEU did dirty

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Batman movies, Batman directors, Zack Snyder, DCEU

Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), Zack Snyder (Director) in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Photograph by Clay Enos/HBO Max

Admit it we’ve scratched our heads over some messed up decisions DCEU has made over the years. As a matter of fact, it’s more than fair to say they’ve done some DC characters dirty.

The DCEU is officially behind us, kind of. Rumors have confirmed what many fans already knew: none of the Justice League actors from Zack Snyder’s film will reprise their roles in Peter Safran and James Gunn’s DC Universe (DCU). Of course, Gunn can take to the app formerly known as Twitter to shut down rumors.

We knew the DCU would kick off with Superman Legacy, and that’s about it. The last movie set in the old universe is Aquaman 2, with Jason Momoa putting down the trident for Lobo’s Spacehog. A perfect casting choice for an actor who once thought he was going to play the intergalactic bounty hunter before taking on the role of Aquaman.

Speaking of the King of Atlantis, he was one of the characters the DCEU got right. The DCEU breathed new life into the hero. Whoever takes the mantle will have some massive wet shoes to fill. Thanks to James Wan and Momoa, fans got a chance to see an extravagant and fantastic depiction of a hero who was often the butt of jokes in the comics.

Wonder Woman and Shazam were two other fantastic characters the DCEU nailed with Gal Gadot’s and Zachary Levi’s performances. Not all DC characters got the same love, of course. Some may argue that Superman’s stoic, brooding nature wasn’t handled correctly — I disagree there were some other issues.  At least we got a fleshed-out character in what was one of the greatest comic book movies of all time, Man of Steel.

Speaking of… So many of the Superman characters were handled amazingly, like Zod —not once but twice. Other DC characters like those from Suicide Squad (both films) were handled well. Even Harley Quinn was given a chance to shine after a lackluster, over-sexualized depiction in Suicide Squad. There were plenty of DC characters who got the love they deserved. Unfortunately, there were those who were just treated downright dirty.

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