James Gunn Responds to Superman Backlash, Says DC Studios Choices Are “Best for the Story”

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James Gunn He has responded to the backlash regarding his decision Henry Cavill to not return As Superman. The DC Studios co-head addressed the “uproarious and unkind” response with a series of tweets in which Gunn promised his decision-making for the future of the DC Extended Universe would not be affected by “disrespectful outcry.”

“Our choices for the DCU are based upon what we believe is best for the story & best for the DC characters who have been around for nearly 85 years,” Gunn wroteOn behalf of Peter Safran, co-CEO, and himself. Though he doesn’t mention Superman by name, the character debuted in the comic book Actions Comics #1, published in 1938.

Adding that “no one loves to be harassed or called names,” Gunn continued, “Disrespectful outcry will never, ever affect our actions. We were aware there would be a period of turbulence when we took this gig, & we knew we would sometimes have to make difficult & not-so-obvious choices, especially in the wake of the fractious nature of what came before us. But this means little to us in comparison to our jobs as artists & custodians in helping to create a wide & wonderful future for DC.”

Read Gunn’s full response to the Superman backlash below.

Cavill announced his return Superman is just one day ahead Gunn when it comes to Gunn’s announcement co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer DC Studios in late Oct. Gunn is splitting duties with Safran, who has not only worked on DC films such as Aquaman And Shazam!but produced Gunn’s DCEU projects The Suicide Squad Its. Peacemaker HBO Max spinoff.

Cavill, however, was killed in a car accident less than two weeks later. revealed He had decided to leave the role. Gunn confirmed the actor’s exit, saying the “initial stages” of the next Superman film will focus on “an earlier part” of the superhero’s life.

James Gunn Responds to Superman Backlash, Says DC Studios Choices Are “Best for the Story”
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