The distinctions between James Gunn’s present position in directing the DC Universe and Zack Snyder’s in earlier DC movies are discussed. After being chosen to helm the Superman film that would become 2013’s Man of Steel, Snyder joined DC in 2010. He would then go on to helm two other DC films: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, released last year on HBO Max following a significant fan campaign. Other than that, though, since he stopped working on Justice League, Snyder has been essentially absent from the DC universe.
Gunn addressed the distinct conditions of his DCU employment compared to Snyder’s former DC work in answer to a fan on the social media site Mastodon. The supporter expressed worry that DC Studios would overrule Gunn’s and future DCU filmmakers’ decisions, something that Snyder had to deal with in his films.
What Might The 2023 DCU Slate Reveal Include?
According to Gunn, the new DC Universe’s slate will be unveiled for the first time in early 2023. Naturally, fans speculated on social media about which characters may have upcoming ventures. Fortunately, Gunn ended the suspense by unveiling a Superman remake without Henry Cavill in the first revelation of a DC Extended Universe film. Gunn claimed that Cavill’s departure from the Superman role resulted from the film’s emphasis on a younger Clark Kent. The movie’s screenplay, which Gunn is presently working on, is reported to depict Clark as a reporter for the Daily Planet. Beyond that, the project is strictly confidential.
Audiences were stunned to learn that Cavill would no longer be Superman, especially because he had only recently made a comeback in the post-credits sequence of Black Adam. It raised more serious concerns about the prospects of other renowned DC Comics performers like Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) (Aquaman). Gunn clarified that Green Lantern will be significant to the DC Universe, providing a strong indication that the character will be on the DCU slate that will be released in 2023, amid the confusion of several contradicting claims. Fans have yet to learn which iteration of the hero they may anticipate seeing.
The other characters Gunn has created over the past several years may join Superman and Green Lantern in the new DC Universe. The Suicide Squad, which the filmmaker was in charge of in 2021, was Gunn’s debut project at DC. With Gunn’s signature mix of humor and emotional surprises, the film softly reinvented the franchise in place of the too-gritty tone of its predecessor, 2016’s Suicide Squad. Based on John Cena’s performance in the movie, HBO Max produced a spinoff series called Peacemaker. The show became one of DC’s most well-liked endeavors. The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker will probably continue in the DC Universe, maybe with projects revealed in the 2023 slate release, given the enthusiastic fan response.