Fans were shocked to learn last week that Henry Cavill would not be playing Superman in a new movie from DC Studios.
Producer and co-chairman of the studios Safran, who was just appointed to his role in October, is investigating this new route. Could we therefore see “the Man of Steel” in a different light?
Despite not naming the target, Gunn used social media on Monday to respond to a sharp outpouring of anger that had followed the announcement of Cavill’s absence.
One of the things Peter and I were aware of when we accepted the position of leaders of DC Studios was a certain percentage of online users who could be, well, raucous & unpleasant, to put it mildly.
“Our decisions for the DC Universe are based on what we think is best for the narrative and best for the DC characters, who have existed for almost 85 years. These decisions are made with sincerity, integrity, and a constant focus on the tale, whether they be excellent or not.
Criticisms Won’t Affect Gunn and Safran’s Decisions
He and Safran have experienced challenges in their careers greater than name-calling, but the retaliatory backlash won’t ever affect how they behave.
The two have chosen a firm stance of sticking up for what is right despite any criticism, with a pledge to be steady in doing so.
When we accepted this position, “we knew there would be turbulence, and we knew we would occasionally have to make difficult & not-so-obvious choices, especially in the aftermath of the acrimonious nature of what came before us,” he continued.
However, this is insignificant to us in light of our responsibilities as artists and custodians in contributing to DC’s bright and exciting future.
The Suicide Squad director’s next Superman movie won’t go into detail about how the character came to be. Instead, it will focus on a lesser-known period of Clark Kent’s life, necessitating the casting of a new actor in the iconic role.
The director has nonetheless stated his appreciation for Cavill and his willingness to work with him again on a future project. Unfortunately, no new information has been revealed, leaving the highly anticipated Superman movie cloaked in mystery.
Fans were shocked by Cavill’s abrupt exit, especially following his recent cameo in Black Adam. He briefly stole the stage, as only Superman could when he faced up against Dwayne Johnson’s sinister antihero in an exciting battle of wills.
On Instagram, Cavill announced that he was “back” as the iconic character and teased that more details will be revealed soon.
In a significant reorganisation, DC Studios hired Gunn and Safran to run their business; the two will now co-chair and act as CEOs of one of Hollywood’s most esteemed studios.
When Gunn revealed on Twitter that he was in the process of scripting a new Superman film, DC fans all across the world were enthralled. Plans are in place to cast a different actor in the recognisable role.
Henry Cavill, who famously assumed the role of Superman in the 2013 blockbuster Man of Steel before solidifying his status as DC’s cape-wearing hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, recently discussed the idea of recasting.
“The changing of the guard is a regular occurrence. I honour that. James and Peter need to create a universe. I wish them and everyone associated with the new universe luck and happiness,” he stated.
The selection of Gunn and Safran has generated enthusiasm in the DC cinema community as it raises questions about what their new leadership will entail for upcoming movies. Fans are excited to see how these two acclaimed directors might influence the direction of DC’s filmography.
According to a tweet from Gunn and Safran, “a DC slate is ready to go, and we couldn’t be happier about it.”
Early in 2023, DC is expected to reveal its future plans, giving us a sneak peek at the action-packed calendar that is about to begin.
Additionally, Gunn and Ben Affleck recently had a conversation to discuss possibilities for working together with the studio on upcoming projects.
We just need to find the appropriate project, Gunn said. “He wants to direct, and we want him to direct,” he added.
In The Flash, Ben Affleck will once again don the cape and cowl and work with Ezra Miller.
Patty Jenkins clarified this week that she is still involved with DC Comics, despite rumours that Wonder Woman 3 won’t be produced.
She addressed any rumours on social media and reaffirmed her devotion to continuing to tell epic tales in the venerable world.
She continued, “There was nothing I could do to advance anything,”
Gunn wants to reassure the studio’s followers about his long-term goals.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be a lot of changes coming to the DC world, with Gal Gadot perhaps leaving her iconic role as Wonder Woman.
Gunn shot to stardom as one of Marvel’s top superhero directors thanks to his fascinating helming of Guardians of the Galaxy.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which he will direct after directing the critically praised Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Gunn will give us one last assignment from Star-Lord and his oddball crew.
But first, he has a number of intriguing DC projects lined up, including Peacemaker, in which John Cena reprises his character from The Suicide Squad.