DC Entertainment President James Gunn discusses the distinctions between his current DCU job and Zack Snyder’s role in the previous edition of the property, the DCEU.
James Gunn discusses the distinctions between his present position in building the DC Universe and Zack Snyder’s in the past. Snyder joined DC in 2010, after being chosen to helm the Superman film that would become Man of Steel in 2013. He went on to helm two more DC films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the latter of which was a special director’s edit that released on HBO Max last year following an extended fan campaign. Aside from that, Snyder has been virtually absent from the DC universe since leaving the production of Justice League.
In answer to a fan on the social networking site Mastodon, Gunn outlined the differences between his DCU job and Snyder’s previous DC role. The fan expressed fear over DC Studios overriding Gunn’s judgments, as well as those of future DCU filmmakers, something Snyder battled with in his films. “The situation is different than it was with Zack, for example. DC Studios is led by Peter and me. We would be the only studio interfering!” Gunn responded.
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What Could Be In The 2023 DCU Slate Reveal
Gunn has announced that the first look at the new DC Universe slate will be shown in early 2023. Naturally, fans turned to social media to speculate on which characters could have upcoming ventures. Fortunately, Gunn shortened the wait short by revealing the first DCU movie announcement, unveiling a Superman remake without Henry Cavill. Gunn described Cavill’s departure as a result of the film focused on a younger Clark Kent. Gunn is presently working on the screenplay, which will reportedly star Clark as a Daily Planet reporter. Aside than that, the initiative is being kept under wraps.
Other characters that Gunn has created in recent years might join Superman and Green Lantern in the new DC Universe. Gunn’s first assignment at DC was likewise a reboot, with the director in charge of The Suicide Squad in 2021. The film avoided the over-the-top edginess of its predecessor, 2016’s Suicide Squad, and instead delicately relaunched the series with Gunn’s trademark comedy and emotional surprises. Based on John Cena’s part in the film, a Peacemaker spinoff program was created for HBO Max. The series quickly become one of DC’s most popular endeavors. Given the great fan reaction, the Suicide Squad and Peacemaker will almost certainly return to the DC Universe, maybe with projects revealed in the 2023 slate release.