Fans were distracted from their usual clamor for Justice League Trailer #2 by an intriguing photo. English actor, John Cleese, might have hinted his possible role in Zack Snyder’s movie. Here’s what Daily Disruption knows.
Actor John Cleese tweeted a photo from his makeup room. “Getting into character before tonight’s Q&A in Worcester, MA.,” Cleese posted. While the text doesn’t reveal any detail, the background has lead to heated discussions among fans on Reddit.
In the photo, Cleese was seen with three DC Comics issue on his table. A closer look at the photo will reveal that those comics are: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League: Origin and Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla’s Batman: The Black Mirror
John Cleese reveals DC Comics issues in his tweet
In the past, DC Comics issues have been sent to actors for research purposes. Moreover, celebs have also purchased issues themselves to prepare for their roles. In September 2016, Joe Manganiello tweeted a photo revealing Geoff John’s Batman: Year One comic.
The casting of Cleese for DCEU has been rumored since last November. The speculation gained traction when the English actor was followed by Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck on Twitter. Batman News also reported that Cleese was later followed by DCEU photographer Clay Enos as well. A recent article from Movie Pilot added to the speculations. The article revealed he could be playing as William Randolph Wintergreen for DCEU.
Actor Followed By Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck On Twitter
Wintergreen is known as the butler for Deathstroke. It was earlier suggested that Deathstroke has a cameo in Justice League. If true, it also suggests Wintergreen might appear as well.
Currently, John Cleese has been rumored to have role either in Justice League or DCEU’s The Batman. However, there has been no official announcement on the issue yet. Daily Disruption will soon fill in fans with follow-ups.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017. The Batman is slated for a 2018 release. However the movie’s production is still on hold. Ben Affleck is currently working on the script and is expected to direct the film as well.
Getting into character before tonight's Q&A in Worcester, MA pic.twitter.com/ajek3bpyQS
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) January 20, 2017