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James Gunn is keeping tabs on rumors surrounding Superman’s on-screen future.
After taking over as co-CEO of DC Studios and producer Peter Safran in October, guardians of the galaxy and suicide squad Filmmaker, 56, responds to speculation Euphoria Star Jacob Elordi will play Iron Man in his next big screen iteration.
“My opinion is no one was chosen as superman Yet,” he wrote in a tweet on Friday after a fan photoshopped the Australian actor’s face onto the caped superhero.
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“Casting, like I almost always do, would happen after the script was finished or close to it, and that wasn’t the case,” Gunn continued. “We’ll be announcing a few things shortly, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them.”
Henry Cavill previously played the role in the DCEU, but he announced after meeting with Gunn and Sage last month that he would not be returning to the role, just two months after he told fans he would be in a cameo. Cloaked again afterwards DC comics superheroes black adam.
“Sad news everyone,” wrote Cavill, 39. “After all, I will not be returning as Superman.”
Gunn announced shortly afterwards that the studio was developing a new version of the superhero. “In the initial stages, our story will focus on the early stages of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,” he tweeted.
Superman (aka Clark Kent) first appeared in the first issue of the magazine in June 1938 action comicsBorn as Kal-El on the fictional doomed planet Krypton, he crash-landed on Earth, where he grew up as Clark Kent and eventually the iconic superhero.
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Created for the screen by Kirk Alyn in 1948 superman In the film series, the role has since been played by George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh and Taylor Hoechlin. Nicolas Cage even starred in an unproduced Tim Burton adaptation.