DC Studios Boss James Gunn Reveals New Details About SUPERMAN Reboot And Meeting With Henry Cavill

DC Studios Boss James Gunn Reveals New Details About SUPERMAN Reboot And Meeting With Henry Cavill DC Studios Boss James Gunn Reveals New Details About SUPERMAN Reboot And Meeting With Henry Cavill

After confirming he will write a new Superman movie sans Henry Cavill, James Gunn has shared a few new details about the upcoming reboot, while also detailing his conversation with the ousted actor...

By JoshWilding - Dec 16, 2022 07:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman

There's a lot of intrigue surrounding what James Gunn has planned for his Superman reboot, though the trades have reported that the movie will follow a younger Clark Kent as a cub reporter arriving in Metropolis and meeting Lois Lane, among others. Beyond that, however, we're (mostly) in the dark. 

The filmmaker has already confirmed we're not getting yet another origin story for the Man of Steel, and has now clarified that, in the new DCU, Superman will already be familiar with his fellow heroes. This suggests he has, in fact, already crossed paths with Lois and the likes of Batman and Wonder Woman. 

While nothing is entirely official quite yet, skipping origin stories and first meetings means we can be thrown into a DCU where the heroes already have something of a shared history. That means we can just enjoy their team-ups and adventures without the need for overly convoluted stories explaining how they met. 

Gunn also responded to a fan upset that Henry Cavill will no longer play the Man of Tomorrow, making it clear their conversation was a positive one. They've also spoken since and it doesn't sound like there are any lingering issues here. 

DC Studios' DCU is quickly beginning to take shape, and the filmmaker has previously hinted that news on his and Peter Safran's plans will drop early next year. 

What are your hopes for this upcoming Superman movie? 

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GhostDog - 12/16/2022, 7:46 AM
His replies are getting intense. These Cavill fans are going for his JUGULAR. Wonder if he’ll get sick of explaining himself.
Arthorious - 12/16/2022, 8:03 AM
@GhostDog - at this point he may need to stay off of twitter. I get that he wants to reassure the fans, which is admirable, but if he keeps it up there’s a good chance he’ll get burned out or maybe let the comments really get to him.
GhostDog - 12/16/2022, 8:11 AM
@Arthorious - I agree. It’s not worth it what he’s about to undertake, once the job really kicks off, it’s best he doesn’t have a twitter. If he keeps being this deep in it, it may bite him in the ass at some point.
Deklipz - 12/16/2022, 8:37 AM
@GhostDog - Any inference as to his emotions while reply is entirely on you. Nothing in the reply as it’s written implies that he’s upset or taking this as anything other than shooting down rumors which he’s always done.
dragon316 - 12/16/2022, 8:47 AM
@GhostDog - I would if I was in movie business every interview be ask same questions over and over
GhostDog - 12/16/2022, 9:13 AM
@Deklipz - some of them are calling out his supposed indifference to Cavill. I think he’s defending his character too and not just shutting down rumors at this point
MochaKing - 12/16/2022, 9:14 AM
@GhostDog - Do you think he's worried. I guess he's enjoying to draw blood from so called fans over glass of wine.... I wonder, real HC fans would be bummed about his predicament(In fact I'm too sad about it), but its good to move on from the place which does not trust your skills. That will earn more respect. I believe only one door is closed, who may know he can be next Bond or Any MCU super hero. He has proved he can be good with good script and direction, so I do hope he will have a promising career out of Superman.
JonAwesome - 12/16/2022, 7:49 AM
I just want to see Henry’s career skyrocket! He deserves it!
Spawnnn - 12/16/2022, 8:05 AM
@JonAwesome -
"He deserves it!"

I mean, he is a great guy and our nerd god, but he is also a very limited actor. I think he punched above his weight already.
MochaKing - 12/16/2022, 9:23 AM
@JonAwesome - I like your avatar... And yes, Henry had Superman's curse so far. Now it's lifted, he will be successful in other roles for sure....
Himura - 12/16/2022, 4:14 PM
@JonAwesome - Ummm the dude has been starring regularly in a bunch of movies and is a household name. I think his career is already there...
GhostSurfer - 12/16/2022, 7:50 AM
Gunn should honestly get off twitter or have a PR team handle his tweets for him.

He shouldn't lower himself to respond to trolls.
RitoRevolto - 12/16/2022, 7:54 AM
@GhostSurfer - He's definitely nicer than most, I'll say that. The way these entitled assholes would usually be told to go f--k themselves...
Twenty23Three - 12/16/2022, 7:57 AM
@GhostSurfer - exactly. Just these two tweets alone are clearly from losers trying to a reaction.
Origame - 12/16/2022, 8:03 AM
@GhostSurfer - I really don't see the problem. Yes, it's probably best not to feed the trolls, but nothing about these comments make him look bad.
RealTurner - 12/16/2022, 8:03 AM
@GhostSurfer - Once you wade into the quagmire there's no going back. He needs to stop it before he steps on a landmine somewhere.
KWilly - 12/16/2022, 9:12 AM
@GhostSurfer - Reminds me of Kevin Durant. Big celebrity that talks to regular people all the time. It's funny lol
MochaKing - 12/16/2022, 9:17 AM
@GhostSurfer - Like I said in previous comment. I am sure he's getting high over the trolls tears. He is literally riding on tears of this trolls and scoopers... He is a psychopath(I think)
Arthorious - 12/16/2022, 9:29 AM
@KWilly - KD and his burner accounts
Twenty23Three - 12/16/2022, 7:56 AM
He really shouldn’t be engage with these people so much on Twitter. I’m sad to see Cavill gone but all these babies need to get a grip and grow up.
xfactor - 12/16/2022, 7:58 AM
These people overreacting need to get a hold of themselves. This is getting ridiculous.
Fogs - 12/16/2022, 8:12 AM
@xfactor - Totally. As usual btw.
MahN166A - 12/16/2022, 8:16 AM
@xfactor -

Glad to see I am not the only one who is emotionally unattached to bullshit like this.
xfactor - 12/16/2022, 10:47 AM
@MahN166A - that’s the thing, nobody should be having any emotional attachment at all. Actors come and go, so this obsession is just downright ludicrous at this point. He’s not dead, he’s still getting work and for a mediocre actor that’s not bad. And I’m being generous with the “mediocre “ label.
Himura - 12/16/2022, 4:15 PM
@xfactor - People have emotional attachments to trivial things like this because they lack it in the parts of their lives that actually matter
xfactor - 12/16/2022, 4:49 PM
@Himura - I understand that, but in any case this is more about fearing change. And I can even understand the fear of it not turning out to something they don’t like. But we have no indication of where their story is going so far so all this caterwauling is unnecessary.
RealTurner - 12/16/2022, 8:02 AM
Is this how Gunn is going to do business? The gameplan emerges from a series of tiny Tweets to scattered people, randomly released a few times a day? Sure, Josh is going to love it if this keeps up for 2-3 years, but come on.

Shut up until you can put up, then put up big.

No exaggeration to say that this Superman movie needs to be the best thing DC has done since Dark Knight. It needs to be that good, that high quality, that unifying of a critical and audience experience. It needs to fire the new DCU like Iron Man did the MCU. No pressure, then--but stop making meaningless tease Tweets and, like, write the script.
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