James Gunn’s New DCU Will Not Include Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Or Ezra Miller

With James Gunn’s new DCU largely rebooting the DC Universe on the big screen, we know that some familiar faces will be returning, such as John Cena’s Peacemaker, Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, and Blue Beetle actor Xolo Maridueña, while others such as Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck were phased out. But that left questions around some of the biggest and most successful actors, such as Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller. Well, now we know what their fate is.

According to a report at Variety, Gadot will not be returning as Wonder Woman, just as Momoa is done as Aquaman and Miller is finished as the Flash. Momoa is set to return one more time for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and there are still conversations about him coming back in the role of Lobo. If that happens, it could be in Superman: Legacy, Gunn’s film that recently cast David Corenswet as the new Man of Steel.

This comes as a little bit of a surprise, at least in regards to Gadot. The actress has been one of the DCEU’s most popular, and recently made disputed claims that a new sequel was in the works.

As far as Miller goes, the nail in the coffin was the miserable performance of The Flash. If it had made $1B at the box office, you can bet Warner Bros. could’ve looked past their legal troubles.

So there you have it. When the DCU arrives in 2025 expect it to have a whole new coat of paint.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.