Jensen Ackles Has His 'Fingers Crossed' For A Mysterious DC Superhero Role

"Supernatural" fans, brace yourselves, because the man behind Dean Winchester might become part of the live-action DC Extended Universe. On Michael Rosenbaum's "Inside of You" podcast, Jensen Ackles revealed that he has his sights set on a secret project at DC, and he's really hoping to get to be a part of it. The whole discussion was very vague, because even talking about possible casting can cause executives to change directions, but it seems there's a possibility that we could see Ackles doing the superhero thing sometime soon — and not just on the subversive, satirical TV show "The Boys." 

Suit Him Up

Ackles is already set to play Soldier Boy (pictured above), a riff on Marvel's Captain America, in Amazon's "The Boys," but that's a little different from being part of a genuine superhero show, and not one that's spoofing the genre. Michael Rosenbaum (no stranger to the world of DC Comics himself, having played Lex Luthor for years in "Smallville") asked Ackles what role he would want if he had his choice among all of the heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe. Ackles replied: 

"Well, there is a DC property that's currently developing with Warner Bros. and some other good partners that I've got my fingers crossed for. But again, I'm not going to talk about it. Because you don't want to jinx it."

Ackles has worked within the DC realm in the past, appearing in "Smallville" season 4 as Jason Teague, and voicing Jason Todd/Red Hood in "Batman: Under the Red Hood" and Batman himself in "Batman: The Long Halloween." While it would be fascinating to see Ackles tackle playing Todd again, this time in live-action, it's more likely that he's looking at taking on a different role. After all, he said he was interested in playing a hero, and Red Hood is a little more morally ambiguous than that. 

So, who could it be? The roster of DC characters is massive, and there are loads of lesser-known superheroes who could get a starring role. Maybe he'll play the non-CW version of the Green Arrow, or maybe he'll take on someone like Hawkman or Booster Gold. Who knows, maybe he'll play Bat-Mite

All of this is just wild speculation, but it would be a great deal of fun to see Ackles officially become a part of the DCEU. He's excellent in the animated Batman flicks, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he brings to "The Boys." For now, all we can do is cross our fingers along with him.