29-year old Scot Karen Gillan has already achieved more than most actors will across an entire lifetime spent in Hollywood. Playing the iconic villain/antihero Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy, the actress is already looking beyond the hugely successful MCU franchise to the point where even the DCEU looks appealing.
Ezra Miller's standalone installment Flashpoint will use a bit of creative license to shift around the casting of classic characters, seeing Barry Allen's actions interfering with the status quo. While Lauren Cohen is considered a strong frontrunner for the role of the Joker having portrayed Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, that has not prevented Gillan from making a very public pitch.
KG Asks for DC To Give Her the Call
With Gillan out to discuss her part in the English television series Doctor Who at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Supercon, CBR.com was quizzed about other superhero properties that caught her eye. Rather than shy away from the topic or stay within her Marvel limits, an interesting idea emerged.
"Oh, can I say something DC?" Gillan asked. "OK, I’m going to say something DC, and I’m going to play the Joker. Maybe a female Joker."
Put to her that such a scenario is not only a possibility but a strong likelihood given the emergence of Flashpoint, Gillan jumped at the opportunity.
"This is my calling!" she exclaimed. "Somebody make a call for me and let them know I’m available."
Morton Reveals Three-Film Arc For Stone
One man who can bank on his involvement in the DCEU is Joe Morton, with the veteran taking on the role of Cyborg's father Dr. Silas Stone. He explained to ComicBookMovie.com that his superhero offspring does hold a tremendous amount of resentment towards him in Justice League for what he did to him.
"Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ’yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like," Morton stated. "I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be 'the other' in society. Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making."
The 69-year old outlined how he was tapped up by Zack Snyder, singing onto a franchise that would pair him with relative newcomer Ray Fisher.
"I got a call from my agent saying, ‘Zack Snyder wants to talk to you about doing Justice League,'" he recalled. "A couple of days later I got a call him. I was sitting in an airport getting ready to come out to California to film Scandal, and he offered me the role... It was set up as a three picture deal. The first being Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the second one being Justice League and the third one being the Cyborg film. So that’s how it’s been set up, but it’s all contingent on how these movies do."
Morton would then be asked about a standalone Cyborg movie. To Morton's knowledge, it is a go ahead as the actor signed a contract for three features.
"As far as I know it is still happening. I believe, although I’m not entirely sure, that it should start sometime around 2020. That seems to be a wonderful metaphoric year for these Cyborgs."