James Gunn Takes To Twitter To Talk The DCU

by Jay Cochran
December 08, 2022
When it was recently announced that James Gunn and Peter Safran were taking over the DCU at Warner Bros, overall fan reaction seemed to be fairly positive. At last it looked like someone would be putting together a long-term plan for DC's heroes like Kevin Feige had done for Disney and Marvel.

Then yesterday THR ran a story and all of a sudden DC fans weren't so happy anymore. In the story we were told that Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman 3 was being scrapped.

News also came out that Black Adam, the most recent DC movie had a lackluster Box Office performance despite all the hype the movie got with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The movie is said to have cost around $190 million - $230 million to produce before marketing costs and will be lucky to break even. This news has now brought serious doubts a sequel will happen or that Henry Cavil who had a cameo appearance in movie as Superman will actually be returning to the DCU.

The THR article also mentions that tensions between Johnson and the new management at WB might be running a bit high right now. Johnson and Cavill are both managed by Dany Garcia, who is also Johnsonís producing partner.

Then to top it all off there were rumors that Jason Momoa who has been playing the character Aquaman will soon be recast to play the DC character Lobo.

Well today Gunn took to Twitter to try and address some of these rumors and likely trying to do some damage control:





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MagnaPrime - 2022-12-11 @ 10:49 am
On 12/8/2022 at 7:06 PM, ransomz said:

I'm fine with the casting of the major players in the DCU I just think the stories have been weak. The Superman movies have been flawed but I don't think that's Cavill's fault. Gal Gadot works for me as Wonder Woman but I thought the first movie was a bit over-rated and the second one was just a bit silly. It reminded me of getting the kids in the audience to clap to get Peter Pan to fly. If they decide to do a re-launch built around Matt Reeves Batman, I'd be fine with that too. They could do an Earth 1, Earth 2 thing.

Frankly I'd like a couple more films to try and finish the original vision. Though I hated the flash going back and undoing it all concept

abnuggler - 2022-12-11 @ 8:30 am

If it was up to me theyd release the Flash and Aquaman films and just reboot the whole damn universe with new actors all around (maybe just keep the people from suicide squad/peacemaker, Henry Cavill, Zach Levi and The Rock), Keep Momoa but cast him as Lobo this time around and give Arthur Curry a new start more close to the comics, I might be one of the few people who dont like Gadott (I dont think shes that well of an actor, id recast her in a heartbeat), New Batman, New Flash (dont wait to see how the flash movie does, just reboot the franchise and cast someone who you wont always be woried about whether or not theyll do something that will hurt your IP), In other word just reboot the whole DC Universe, keep the few actors that work (mainly Cavill, Levi, Robbie) and quit trying to make everything so "dark and broody" its ok for batman to be dark, but Sups shouldnt. Keep with the source material and stop trying to catch up to marvel, do your own thing one step at a time, eventually youll have a billion dollar movie on your hands if you construct the story lines well enough and each character has enough movies to be developed.We really didnt need a Justice league movie so soon, we didnt need a BVS so soon and definetely didnt need the Death of Superman so soon (specially in the same movie he meets and fights batman, and we also meet wonderwoman) stop cramming 4 movies (storylines) into 1 film, take your time, build the world and then do the major crossover.

Goldbug - 2022-12-11 @ 6:29 am

Ezra Miller should be out because they are going to jail at some point

Nosferatuman62172 - 2022-12-09 @ 4:42 pm

I feel like at this point they should just reboot the whole thing all over again.

MRT - 2022-12-09 @ 4:16 am

Patty Jenkins is no great loss. In my opinion Wonder woman was overrated and mediocre. The sequel was terrible despite the admirable performances by the cast. I'm sure wonder woman will get another movie. Keep Gal but get a better writer and director. I think Jason Momoa would be awesome as Lobo. maybe they'll use Flashpoint to do some casting reshuffle. BvS sucked but I liked MoS and Snydercut JL Hope Cavill sticks around.

Batfreak87 - 2022-12-09 @ 3:35 am

James Gunn might do some good- but I don't understand why not Geoff Johns be involved? I hope he is.

Outsiders - 2022-12-09 @ 1:53 am

After the Twitter posts by James Gunn concerning the article that The Hollywood Reporter broke about the shake-ups at Warner Bros. studio concerning past, present, and future movies. Sources from within have informed Deadline of what has been happening behind the scenes about the situation with Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill, The Flash, Black Adam, and Lobo. Keep into account that this information may change over time and does contain movie spoilers.

The Wonder Woman situation came about after director Patty Jenkins walked away after receiving notes on the treatment she submitted to the studio. The pitch had character arc problems that rivaled Wonder Woman 1984, and Warner Bros. Motion Picture chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy had concerns about the treatment before Peter Safran and James Gunn weighed in. Jenkins fought back and defended her vision that the character's arcs were solid. Jenkins was given the opportunity for another pass but opted to walk.

Warner Bros. Motion Picture chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy agreed with Dwayne Johnson to put Henry Cavills Superman at the end of Black Adam to give the dark movie an uplifting, exciting cliffhanger. Cavill did take it upon himself to announce his return as the Man of Steel before De Luca and Abdy heard a pitch from Man of Steel producer Charles Roven and a writer. This made Dee Luca and Abdy a little upset and they wanted to wait. Man Of Steel 2 was never greenlit, didnt have a director nor was it packaged. Man of Steel 2 remains an open slot until the studio hears a better pitch.

The studio has shot endings of The Flash movie with Cavill, which involves Clark Kent with additional cameos by Supergirl, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman in the film. The studio sits on the endings until they discuss them with Safran and Gunn. As for Ezra Miller doing another Flash movie? The studio is waiting to see how the first movie plays out and if Miller can keep his nose clean.

Despite what is being reported, Black Adam is looking to make a profit of $50 million or more. The studio wants to keep Johnson in the fold as the actor has a half billion social media followers, and has made numerous successful movies for the studio.

Will Jason Momoa be cast as Lobo? All that is being said is that Momoa and Gunn are friends and Momoa made a cameo as Aquaman in the Suicide Squad spinoff HBO Max series The Peacemaker.

Is the studio looking for a complete reboot of the DC's actors? One studio insider told sources,

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At no point was there any pre-conceived notions of not continuing with these actors. It all boils down to how The Flash (June 16) and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Dec. 25) do at the box office.

ransomz - 2022-12-09 @ 1:06 am

I'm fine with the casting of the major players in the DCU I just think the stories have been weak. The Superman movies have been flawed but I don't think that's Cavill's fault. Gal Gadot works for me as Wonder Woman but I thought the first movie was a bit over-rated and the second one was just a bit silly. It reminded me of getting the kids in the audience to clap to get Peter Pan to fly. If they decide to do a re-launch built around Matt Reeves Batman, I'd be fine with that too. They could do an Earth 1, Earth 2 thing.

TheMikeSnyder - 2022-12-08 @ 11:12 pm

I love that he goes on Twitter and addresses it head on. I totally get that DC is a bit divisive. I'm a very big fan of what Zack Snyder did, but I also know he wasn't for everyone. Gunn is running a business, but is also a creative so I think he'll do well marrying the two. I do hope we still get more Cavill as Superman, but I'm also not gonna stress about it. If the the movies are good, we win.

Lord_Scareglow - 2022-12-08 @ 7:57 pm

At this point I'd be happy if they just rebooted the entire Universe and started with a Fresh slate, they can re-cast people, mainly like Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill, Rob should just be Batman going forward, Margot can be Harley w/e, but just start fresh again and give it a more solid cohesive go, DC's cinematic universe could be amazing if done right, I think Gunn is the man to do it. They should have just scrapped Flash and whatever old hanging threads they had and give the franchise breathing room for some time.

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