When it comes to who takes the mantle of playing our favorite superheroes on the big screen, the possibilities are honestly endless. That being said, even actors themselves are not afraid to shoot their shots and go for the opportunity to play a big screen hero.
Watchmen star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II recently was asked whether he would take on another role in the DC Extended Universe. The actor is no stranger to the comicbook movie world, having starred in the blockbuster hit Aquaman as his nemesis, Black Manta.
Abdul-Mateen II had been approached to think about the possibility of taking on the role of Superman further down the road and shared that he would indeed consider it if it were possible. “I have Black Manta going on, but if they want to have more conversations, I’ll definitely come to the table and see what we could do,” Abdul-Mateen said.
Abdul-Mateen did also share he’s willing to take on some non-comicbook genre roles in the future: “I do need to fill up my slate with some regular dudes without powers, who can figure out their problems without access of superhero powers.”
He’s off to a good start with those non-superhero roles so far. The actor is taking on a lead role in the upcoming fourth installment of The Matrix series with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning with Lana Wachowski set to write and direct. This film is slated to hit theaters on May 21, 2021.
Based off his performances in Watchmen and Aquaman, Abdul-Mateen II definitely has what it takes to be the newest Superman.