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Everything We Know About James Gunn’s Secret Superman Project
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Everything We Know About James Gunn’s Secret Superman Project

Let us take a look at everything DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has said about his upcoming Superman project

By Ishita Chatterjee
January 27,2023

Henry Cavill’s departure from his role as DCU’s Superman sent the fandom spiralling. Even though James Gunn explained why he had chosen to replace Cavill, but that explanation wasn’t enough. So DC fans continued tweeting to the co-CEO of DC Studios, in hopes of changing his mind.

But it looks like he can’t he persuaded to bring the actor back anymore since he has a different vision for DC and its crown jewel, Superman. So let us tell you all that Gunn has revealed about his Superman project till now.

5. James Gunn Is Writing The Superman Story

James Gunn

James Gunn

On December 15, 2023, James Gunn tweeted about the decision to let Henry Cavill go from the DCU as its Superman. In a series of tweets he explained the decision to let the actor go and answered questions from fans. In one such tweet he clarified that he is the one who is writing the next Superman story for the big screen. But he doesn’t know who is going to ultimately end up directing it. Here’s the tweet:

4. It’s Not An Origin Story

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Superman fans are tired of watching his origin story again and again. So when one fan asked him if it was going to be an origin story, Gunn, thankfully replied with a no. Here’s the tweet:

 

3. No One Has Been Cast As Superman Till Now

Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi

For a few days rumors were circulating about actor Jacob Elordi being looked at by DC Studios for the role of Superman. DC subreddits were buzzing with the news and many even thought that he would be announced as the new man of steel soon. However, Gunn quashed those rumors and clarified that he hasn’t cast anyone as Superman.

Check out his tweet where he also says that the script for the movie isn’t finished yet as well.

 

2. Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman Comic

All-Star Superman comic by Grant Morrison

All-Star Superman comic by Grant Morrison

On January 17th, 2023, James Gunn tweeted a picture of a famous Superman comic by Grant Morrison. In the photo he has a coffee cup sitting on a table beside an open All-Star Superman comicbook. Many fans took this as a hint of Gunn using the comic as an inspiration of the upcoming movie. Here’s his tweet about it:

When a commentator asked if he is reading it for the first time, the director replied that he has re-read it several times already. Also, the writer of the comic, Grant Morrison acknowledged Gunn’s tweet and quote tweeted him with the line “Breakfast of Champions.”

1. More News In January

Superman

Superman

As per James Gunn, he will announce some projects in his new DC slate in January 2023. Till now, nothing has been announced, but there have been some unconfirmed leaks. So here’s to hoping that we get to hear more Superman news soon from the new DC Studios co-CEO.

Stay tuned for more updates.