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DCEU: 3 Actors Who Nailed Their Roles & 3 Who Didn’t

DCEU actors who excelled in their roles and actors who didn’t. When it comes to the DCEU, we always see at least one outstanding performance by an actor we least expect it from. But there are times when we literally get disappointed simply because we had a lot of expectations. Some of the names when we think of such topics are Ben Affleck as Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker. Today, let’s switch it up. As we know, the DCEU remains a good place to be. So, let’s talk about 3 DCEU actors who nailed their roles and 3 actors who didn’t.

3 Actors Who Nailed Their Roles

Zachary Levi as Shazam 

Zachary Leviin Shazam
Zachary Levi in Shazam

One plausible aspect of Shazam! is Zachary Levi’s performance. He easily stands out with his acting, making it hard for us to imagine someone else in the same role. Of course, fans were excited when Shazam! Fury of the Gods was announced with Levi as the lead.

Henry Cavill as Superman

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

Currently, DC fans are disappointed that Cavill might never return as Clark Kent aka Superman. For the fans, he is the literal embodiment of Man of Steel. Since Man of Steel, he has aced his performance all the way till Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Cavill has flawlessly conveyed Superman’s love for humanity and what would happen if he ever goes rogue.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in DCEU
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in DCEU

When Robbie first appeared as Quinn, it felt like the entire comic character was solely crafted for her. From 2016 to 2021, she has made it clear that no matter whether she has the Joker by her side or not, she is still fierce and a formidable opponent. Moreover, Birds of Prey was her perfect shot to disassociate herself from the Clown Prince of Gotham and establish herself as a solo entity.

3 DCEU Actors Who Fell Short

Amber Heard as Mera

Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman
Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman

One of the biggest disappointments was Amber Heard’s Mera in Aquaman. The problem that fans noticed in her performance is that she was completely overshadowed by her co-star Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry. Moreover, the media didn’t go easy on her with the whole lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Russel Crowe as Jor-El

Russel Crowe as Jor-El in Man of Steel
Russel Crowe as Jor-El in Man of Steel

Crowe, as we know, is an amazing actor. Moreover, he fell short in Snyder’s Man of Steel that kicked off the DC Extended Universe. Now, when we look at the movie, there were some great performances by actors such as Michael Shannon and Kevin Costner. Even though Crowe as Jor-El seems like a good fit, he just falls short when it comes to such a fundamental role.

Cara Delevingne as Enchantress 

Enchantress in Suicide Squad in DCEU
Enchantress in Suicide Squad in DCEU

2016’s Suicide Squad was no doubt smashed by the critics for its overall lack of flair. One such aspect that fell short was Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress which wasn’t received well by the audience. In the comics, she’s a force not to be messed with. But in the movie, she’s a twisted lover who’s nothing more than a tacky special effect. It could be that David Ayer could not capitalize on a great character because having her as the villain didn’t give fans the purpose to root for her. Maybe this will change when we get to see David Ayer’s cut of the movie.

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Written by Deepak Vasisht