The movie event that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has been leading towards since 2013 is finally here. The first batch of DC superheroes are coming together in the wake of Superman’s death in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) to face an even graver threat against the world.
While the DCEU had a rocky start with the dour Man of Steel (2013), the uneven Suicide Squad (2016) and the aforementioned Batman v. Superman, inclusion in the superhero franchise is still a feather in the cap for many of the actors involved. For those of you wondering where you’ve seen these actors prior to Justice League, here’s a recap of some of their notable works:
Role: Batman/ Bruce Wayne
Prior to his role as the Caped Crusader, Ben Affleck took on the mantle of another superhero in Daredevil (2003). He was also in School Ties (1992) with Brendan Fraser, Armageddon (1998) with Bruce Willis, and, more recently, Gone Girl (2014) with Rosamund Pike and The Accountant (2016) with Anna Kendrick.
Role: Superman/ Clark Kent/ Kal El
Before he was The Last Son of Krypton, Henry Cavill was best known for his work in The Tudors (2007). He was also in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) with Jim Caviezel, Stardust (2007) with Charlie Cox, Immortals (2011) with Luke Evans and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) with Armie Hammer.
Role: Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince
Before her career-making role as Diana of Themiscyra, Gal Gadot played femme fatale Gisele in four installments of The Fast and the Furious franchise, starting with Fast & Furious (2009). She also starred in Date Night (2010) with Steve Carell and Knight and Day (2010) with Tom Cruise.
Role: Aquaman/ Arthur Curry
Role: The Flash/ Barry Allen
Aside from his cameo appearances as The Flash in Suicide Squad and Batman v. Superman, Ezra Miller also recently starred as the Obscurial Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
Role: Cyborg/ Victor Strong
Justice League opened in theaters November 16.
Photo Credit: Justice League Movie Official Website