The past few days have not been very pleasant for DC fans. As James Gunn took over the DC Studios as the new CEO along with Peter Safran, he started working on a new plan for the DCU. So far, the American filmmaker has canceled the third installment in the Wonder Woman film series and has decided to start fresh with Superman. Although not all fans were in support of Gunn’s decision to not continue with Henry Cavill’s Superman, some believed that he would be doing best for the cinematic universe.
While the Man of Steel star has officially left the DCU, there are still discussions about whether Gunn would continue with the rest of the Justice League cast. The Suicide Squad director recently answered a fan who was curious if the director still has future plans for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
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James Gunn Addresses Gal Gadot’s Exit Rumors
Earlier, this month news broke out that DC Studios’ new CEO has shut down Wonder Woman 3. This led fans to question if Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot would continue to portray the character in the DCU or not.
The fans were even more curious after Henry Cavill announced his exit from DCU and said that he would not be returning as Superman. However, the DC Studios’ CEO did say that he would love to work with the Justice League star in the future.
Followed by Cavill’s departure from DCU, one fan mentioned that he is curious about Gunn’s plans followed by his “move to boot Cavill and Gadot.” The Scooby-Doo director replied to the fan saying, “I’m not sure where you’re getting that we ‘booted’ Gal.”
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Petty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 was canceled as the threequel did not fit with the Super director’s future plan. The new CEOs of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran, have been facing a lot of backlash for the decisions he has been making for the DCU’s future.
Although the CEO did not mention anything about Gadot’s return as Wonder Woman, the reply has given hope to fans that they would see the Amazonian superhero in the future. Gunn is known for debunking rumors and fan theories.
The Peacemaker director recently debunked the rumor that the studio is planning to recast every DC character except The Suicide Squad.
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James Gunn Debunks Recasting Rumors
So far, James Gunn has worked on two DC projects, The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker. Considering that he introduced some new characters in the Suicide Squad reboot, people have been wondering if he is planning to recast the characters he introduced or is only recasting the Snyderverse characters.
When one fan mentioned that it would be interesting to see “how Peacemaker and SS (Suicide Squad) characters/actors live on,” Gunn did not hesitate to call the rumor false.
“I keep seeing posts with this untrue theory. We’re not recasting everyone except The Suicide Squad,” he replied. Given that the DC Studios’ CEO is planning to reboot the whole DCU, it would make sense to recast almost all the characters.
However, the decision is totally up to James Gunn and Peter Safran about which characters they want to keep in the DCU or want to recast. Most of the Justice League cast members are expected to leave the DCU, including Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller.
There are also rumors that the Brightburn director has been planning to cast the Aquaman star Jason Momoa as Lobo in the future. The DC Studios’ CEO is expected to introduce his new plan in the next few months.
The Wonder Woman film series is available to stream on HBO Max.