James Gunn Shuts Down Rumors Over Who Will Play Superman In Upcoming DC Projects


James Gunn is clearing the air over rumors about who will star as DC’s Superman sooner or later.

Gunn — who took the reins of DC Studios as its new co-CEO in October together with producer Peter Safran — just lately addressed rumour on Twitter that “Euphoria” star Jacob Elordi is slated to play the Man of Steel within the subsequent Superman flick.

The filmmaker beforehand directed Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise and DC’s 2021 “Suicide Squad.”

“My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet,” Gunn wrote in a tweet on Friday, in response to a tweet wherein a fan edited the younger actor’s face onto the enduring superhero’s physique.

“Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is finished or close to finished, and it isn’t,” Gunn continued. “We’ll announce a few things in not too long, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them.”

Over the a long time, the brawny and impervious superhero has been portrayed on display screen within the DC Extended Universe by actors Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Tyler Hoechlin and, most just lately, Henry Cavill.

Last month, Cavill introduced that he gained’t return as Superman after assembly with Gunn and Safran in regards to the hero’s future.

The actor’s announcement got here simply two months after he appeared in a cameo in “Black Adam” and informed followers that he’d sport the cape but once more.

“This news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. I respect that James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes,” Cavill wrote in an Instagram submit in December.

Reminding followers that the Superman character gained’t be going away, he added, “My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards.”

Amid Warner Bros. just lately unveiling its 10-Year DC Movie Plan, Gunn shared restricted particulars on Twitter final month about what’s subsequent for the favored hero, merely writing, “our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life.”


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