James Gunn, the current co-CEO of DC Studios, was not the first choice for the position by Warner Bros. Todd Phillips, a filmmaker, was the candidate that the corporation coveted most.
The New York Post claims that Warner Bros. chose Phillips as their top candidate to lead the freshly renamed DC Studios after he made waves with his stand-alone Joker movie.
An unidentified source reported, “The job was rejected by the whole community… Todd Phillips was nearly there.
They pleaded for him.” In the end, the position was shared by Warner Bros. executive Peter Safran and Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn
According to the article, hardly anybody in Hollywood was interested in taking on the job.
After Black Adam’s debut in October, Gunn, and Safran were named the new leaders of DC Studios.
Since then, several significant changes have reportedly occurred, all of which point to a full relaunch of what was formerly known as the DCEU.
Some of the adjustments have received a lot of criticism, especially those that affect Cavill.
The actor hinted that there will be additional appearances after his cameo in Black Adam, which preceded the reorganization