James Gunn’s DC Universe Recasting ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Character With Marvel Star

Another DC Universe recasting!

Deadline reports that Marvel star Sean Gunn, known for his work in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, is poised to step into the role of the nefarious businessman Maxwell Lord in the newly revamped DC Univese.

The character of Maxwell Lord was last seen on the big screen in 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984, portrayed by Pedro Pascal. Sean Gunn’s interpretation of the character is expected to offer a new take on the iconic villain, who made his debut in the pages of 1987’s Justice League #1.

While details are still emerging, it is currently uncertain whether Sean Gunn’s Maxwell Lord will make an appearance in Superman: Legacy, which is scheduled to begin production in 2014. Deadline indicates that Lord may be subtly referenced in the background of Legacy, setting the stage for his involvement in future DC Universe projects.

David Corenswet is getting ready to star in Superman: Legacy

David Corenswet has been rigorously training for months to step into the role of Kal-El in Superman: Legacy, a film that is set to inaugurate the new DC Universe envisioned by James Gunn and Peter Safran. Before Superman: Legacy hits the screens, however, DC fans will be treated to Creature Commandos, an animated series penned by Gunn himself.

Set to begin production in March 2024, Superman: Legacy promises a fresh take on the iconic superhero saga, featuring David Corenswet stepping into the role of Superman, previously portrayed by Henry Cavill. Joining Corenswet in this new chapter of the Superman story is Rachel Brosnahan, who will bring to life the character of Lois Lane, the intrepid journalist and Superman’s love interest.

What to expect from Superman’s DC Universe debut

Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Superman: Legacy is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.