James Gunn Addresses Recent DC Rumors

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's... Another Rumor?

by Joshua Raynor
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Ever since taking over as the co-CEO of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran, James Gunn has been in a constant battle against the internet, doing his best to debunk any false rumors and stories that surface. But it seems Gunn is getting a bit tired of it all, and this past Saturday, he took to Twitter to address how he will be handling things going forward.

I’m getting barraged with bullshit DC rumors this morning. 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!

Recently, a bunch of casting rumors for Superman: Legacy came out, but rumors are all that they were as Gunn hasn’t started any major casting for the upcoming film centered on the Man of Steel. These rumors included David Corenswet as a possible front runner for the role of Clark Kent/Superman, Nicholas Hoult as a front runner for Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor, and Rachel Brosnahan, Samara Weaving, Emma Mackey, and Phoebe Dynevor as front runners for Lois Lane. But that’s not all. It was recently rumored that Superman: Legacy would include a myriad of DC heroes, potentially including Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific. This rumor took form after Gunn repeatedly teased Mr. Terrific and his superhero team, The Terrifics, on social media, leading many to speculate that the character may appear. But no confirmation has occurred.

Stay tuned to DC Comics News for all the Superman: Legacy and other DC Studios news as it comes out.


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