Thor: The Dark World actor Christopher Eccleston criticizes Marvel Studios for not informing him of the grueling demands of his role as Malekith the Accursed before he signed-on. The actor was particularly irked about the long makeup process that needed to be done in order to get into his character as the movie’s big bad.
Henry Cavill is contracted to play Superman one more time following his appearance as the Man of Steel in director Zack Snyder’s Justice League. It’s not clear yet whether Cavill’s fourth (and final?) appearance as Kal-El would take place in another DC teamup adventure or in a solo Superman movie (one that, for lack of a better description, is being referred to as Man of Steel 2 for now), but the actor has expressed his hope that it will be in the latter.
DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee praises Justice League for being a step in the right direction for the unofficially titled DCEU. Warner Bros. finally launched their DC Comics-based universe with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 – a follow-up to his 2013 film, Man of Steel – and the studio continued expanding the newly-formed shared universe with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman. While the latter film earned rave reviews (and is considered the highest-rated superhero film on Rotten Tomatoes), the former didn’t show much promise for the DCEU.