Filmmaker and fanboy Kevin Smith likes how DC Studios Co-Chief James Gunn is his own publicist for the brand by shooting down online rumors.
“I like how James is just being his own publicist for the entire DC/Warner Bros. division. Whatever it is. Like, it’s smart,” Smith said on the latest episode of Fatman Beyond.
Smith added: “Everyone should be as accountable as he is. I know a lot of people are like, ‘Ah, I don’t like what he’s doing!’ But, at least he’s answering questions. He’s not hiding. And he’s not being sh**** about it… He’s like, ‘Look, we’re doing a thing. And we’re sorry if that hurts some people’s feelings.’ I respect that he’s answering questions. He doesn’t have to. How often does anybody over at Marvel go ‘Alright, let’s address the fans’ concerns!’ It doesn’t really happen.”
Check out the full episode below.
The rumors are persistent and just yesterday, Gunn shoot down the latest rumor about Superman’s DC Studios future.
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.
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.”
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.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe.