James Gunn Says He's Going To Stop Calling Out "B*llshit" DC Rumors; Updates On SUPERMAN: LEGACY Progress

James Gunn Says He's Going To Stop Calling Out "B*llshit" DC Rumors; Updates On SUPERMAN: LEGACY Progress James Gunn Says He's Going To Stop Calling Out "B*llshit" DC Rumors; Updates On SUPERMAN: LEGACY Progress

James Gunn has taken to Twitter to state that he plans to "slow down" on calling out baseless rumors relating to the DCU slate, while also sharing an update on Superman: Legacy's script...

By MarkCassidy - May 21, 2023 04:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Ever since Part 1 of the DCU slate was announced, rumors relating to the planned film and TV projects have run rampant online. While there are some fairly reliable insiders with solid (if hardly impeccable) track records out there, a lot of these so-called scoopers (grifters) deal in misinformation and regularly post blatant lies for attention.

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has often called out these bogus rumors on Twitter, but the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director has now decided to ease up on this practice.

"I’m getting barraged with bullshit DC rumors this morning," Gunn Tweeted. "I’ll just reiterate the general rule not to believe anything unless it comes from me or Peter. But, unless it’s especially egregious, I’m going to slow down on calling shit out. (Sorry, I know, it’s one of my favorite traditions). There are three reasons for this: 1) Some people are making up lies to get attention from me or to get clicks & I don’t want to encourage that. 2) I’ve read a hundred rumors this morning. ONE of them is half-true. So I don’t want to be used as a way for people to throw nonsense at the wall until something sticks. 3) I’m storyboarding Superman Legacy and don’t have time! Have a great day!"

A recent report claimed that Gunn had completed and handed in the first draft of his Superman reboot's script before the WGA strike got underway, but it sounds like more progress has been made on the project than we've been led to believe.

When asked if he was "storyboarding based on a first draft," the filmmaker responded: "It's far from the first draft."

Gunn was also asked if the ongoing strike has impacted his work on the script, but has yet to address it.

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Starfox - 5/21/2023, 4:33 PM
The Gunn has spoken
Se4M4NSt4ine - 5/21/2023, 4:33 PM
About time.
Blergh - 5/21/2023, 4:35 PM
I would assume WB told him to quiet it down since rumors on castings make for great headlines and cheap PR.
FireandBlood - 5/21/2023, 4:35 PM
DeadClunge - 5/21/2023, 6:18 PM
@PlusUltra - I'm glad you're back, I thought Nate banned you.
UncleHarm1 - 5/21/2023, 7:33 PM
@PlusUltra - It's creepy how much Chris Pratt's face has thinned out since the first movie
FireandBlood - 5/22/2023, 4:06 AM
@DaRealCapClunge - Thanks bro. He did temporarily.
DeadClunge - 5/22/2023, 4:10 AM
@PlusUltra - Jesus smh. I ain't gonna go too deep into it but this fool has been messaging me for like 3 days straight over a little mermaid article.

bobevanz - 5/22/2023, 5:35 AM
@PlusUltra - lol it happens to the best of us, welcome back!
FireandBlood - 5/22/2023, 8:48 AM
@DaRealCapClunge - Well, he has free rein to harass users as much as he wants, it seems.
JFerguson - 5/21/2023, 4:38 PM
I love the attention Gunn’s involvement is bringing to a Superman movie. DC is more than just Batman
tmp3 - 5/21/2023, 4:47 PM
After how good GOTG 3 was, I can't [frick]ing wait for this. 2025 gonna be killer between this, The Batman II and F4
pitbull76 - 5/21/2023, 5:32 PM
@tmp3 - Just seen GOTG 3 last night it was great!!!Lt had so much heart and definitely did not end how I expected.
McMurdo - 5/21/2023, 8:31 PM
@tmp3 - ya no doubt. Can't really believe how great Guardians 3 was.

Wait yes I can cuz TSS, Peacemaker. Dudes just on a roll. Feige and friends choked hard letting him go.
pitbull76 - 5/22/2023, 12:57 AM
@McMurdo - I don't know if it was so much of letting him go I think Feige knew he deserved a shot on his own.I look at it this way working at Marvel was like going to college to get a degree and learning the caft.If it true. What he said about Kevin getting James to give input on certain scripts say's alot.If he takes everything he learned at Marvel to DC they will just be fine.
Cap1 - 5/21/2023, 4:49 PM
If anything this confirms the recent Hoult/Corenswet rumours have some base to them, since he won’t directly address it
tmp3 - 5/21/2023, 4:51 PM
@Cap1 - The more I think about it the more I think Corenswet would be a great fit for Gunn's Superman. Hoult is also really great casting for Birthright Lex, I just wish we were getting an older Lex lol
Cap1 - 5/21/2023, 4:53 PM
@tmp3 - he definitely looks the part, and whilst I wasn’t hot on Pearl, he’s great in it. Has the charm in spades. Someone mentioned Bautista as Luthor when these reports came out and I can’t get that out my head, he’d be such a swing of a choice. Would love that
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