‘The Suicide Squad’ Director James Gunn Clarifies Superman Movie Rumors

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has clarified the rumors that he was offered to do a Superman movie.

The status of a standalone Superman movie at Warner Bros. is uncertain. While Henry Cavill is in talks to return as Superman, it is currently for a role in an upcoming film. At the moment, a Man of Steel sequel or a Superman film is currently not in development over at the studio. Many fans have wondered why Warner Bros. wouldn’t be developing a Superman movie of some kind, especially after James Gun said he was offered a number of DC characters before settling on The Suicide Squad.

James Gunn recently produced Brightburn, which is very much an evil Superman film. The Suicide Squad director has also shared in the past that he had two other DC projects in mind. On a recent Instagram story, James Gunn clarified the rumors that he turned down a Superman movie and detailed what Warner Bros. and DC offered:

“No one offered me a specific film, but various characters were brought up. DC said I could do what I wanted with any of the characters. I chose Suicide Squad because of my love for the Ostrander books and movies like The Dirty Dozen. I couldn’t be happier with the film so far!”

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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on DC films as it develops and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.