'From Gotham to Asgard' - Is Ben Affleck gearing up to battle Chris Hemsworth's Thor in the MCU
From Batman to MCU villain? Buzz is swirling about Ben Affleck potentially facing off against Chris Hemsworth's Thor as the notorious villain, Dario Agger, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ben Affleck (Source: Fox)
Ben Affleck's Surprise MCU Pivot: From Caped Crusader to Asgard's Adversary?
In the ever-changing landscape of cinematic universes, nothing seems impossible. The whispers of the town hint that Ben Affleck, the Dark Knight of DC, may soon tread into Marvel territory, directly into Chris Hemsworth's Thor's path.
The DC Universe's Shaky Ground:
With the new helms of DC Universe, James Gunn and Peter Safran, several unexpected shifts are shaking the grounds of the beloved superhero studio. News waves were made when Henry Cavill took his exit, and even Ben Affleck, Batman himself, seemed to have uncertainties surrounding his DC future. However, according to the grapevine, Affleck might just embrace a Marvel identity.
Trading Bat Cape for Bull Horns?:
Yes, that's right! As reported by Murphys Multiverse, Ben might be eyeing a role as Thor's renowned adversary, Dario Agger, also famously titled The Minotaur. This isn't Affleck's maiden voyage into the Marvel sea, recalling his earlier tryst as Matt Murdock, the Daredevil. Yet, his speculated new avatar promises a more menacing shade.
An intriguing detail is Dario's role as the CEO of Roxxon Energy, an entity with its shadow already cast in the MCU, notably making its mark in the Chris Hemsworth starred Loki series on Disney+Hotstar. This potential antagonist role was rumored to have been initially slated for Thor Love & Thunder, before Christian Bale stepped in as Gorr, The God Butcher.
Vigilante to Villain - A Seamless Shift?:
While these revelations still sport the 'rumor' tag, Affleck's shift from the savior of Gotham to a formidable force in the Marvel cosmos is a tantalizing thought. Given the applause he received for his Batman portrayal, visualizing him as the head of Roxxon, albeit with darker intentions, seems effortlessly conceivable. Yet, the billion-dollar query remains: Will this DC icon transmute into the primary menace for Thor 5?
As the cinematic universe keeps expanding, the potential of Affleck joining forces, or rather going toe-to-toe with Chris Hemsworth's Thor, keeps fans on the edge of their Mjolnirs!
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