Since becoming co-director of DC Studios, director James Gunn has had to set a record for a lot of misinformation regarding his plans for DC film projects, for both television and film. There are rumors going around about canceled projects, both confirmed and unconfirmed, that are even in the works, such as rumors of a Batman Beyond movie starring Michael Keaton.
Taking to Twitter, Gunn mentioned one of the biggest absences of the past decade from the DC and Warner Bros catalog: the Man of Steel sequel. It will be a decade next year since Superman’s last solo movie. Although the film had mixed reviews, it grossed more than $660 million in the summer of 2013, and Gunn said a new movie about the world’s most popular superhero was a priority. head of DC Studios.
Yes, of course. Superman is a big, if not the biggest, priority.
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 10, 2022
“Superman is a big, if not the biggest, priority,” Gunn replied to a fan asking if they’d see more Superman under his leadership in the DC pantheon.
It’s interesting to note that everyone at Warner Bros. has been saying this for a long time. six years now. Instead of a Man of Steel sequel, then studio heads gave Zack Snyder another $70 million to complete Justice League’s Snydercut, a move now they report regret. As an alternative to Superman, the highest-grossing film still in the DCEU is Aquaman, which grossed over $1.15 billion worldwide.
Speculation spread that potential sequels to Man of Steel and Black Adam were cut, although Henry Cavill reappeared as Superman in the Black Adam credits scene. Right after Black Adam debuted, Cavill officially announced back to character and he’s in it for the foreseeable future.
It will be interesting to see Gunn and Peter Safran in store to adjust the course, because Gunn had a meeting with the Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. As for the Man of Steel sequel, there could be a remake being made, with Jesse Eisenberg, who plays the legendary Superman Lex Luthor, don’t want to come back.
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