James Gunn is once again shooting down rumors about Superman’s DC Studios future
On Friday, James Gunn took to his official Twitter page to debunk recent reports claiming that Euphoria star Jacob Elordi is the frontrunner to replace Henry Cavill as Superman. The DC Studios co-head also told his Twitter followers that the upcoming DC Universe slate reveal won’t include an announcement regarding Cavill’s Superman successor. Check out his full Twitter post below.
Last year, James Gunn broke that he is also writing the script of the next Superman movie, which is set to focus on a younger version of the DC Comics hero. As such, Henry Cavill won’t be back as Superman. Gunn and his DC Studios partner Peter Safran have been working on a DC Universe roadmap for weeks now, with insiders describing it as a “broad but not blanket reset.”
In addition to the Superman movie, James Gunn is also working on a DC Univere series. Prior to his DC Studios hiring, Gunn wrote and directed The Suicide Squad and its HBO Max spin-off series Peacemaker starring John Cena. Peacemaker has been renewed for a second season, though it does not yet have a production start date.
A new era for the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran are now in charge of DC’s film, television and animations efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery, bringing the company’s comic book-related assets under one roof. Gunn is said to be focusing on the creative direction of the DCU while Safran is handling things that are related to business and production.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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