James Gunn Tells Fans Hard Choices Had To Be Made For DC Reboot

The DC Extended Universe was riddled with issues for nearly a decade, with director Zack Snyder’s polarizing tackle Superman, the less-than-promising field workplace receipts (outdoors James Wan’s Aquaman and Patty Jenkins’ first Wonder Woman movie), and inner-turmoil controversies with Joss Whedon, Ezra Miller, and harassment from Snyder’s personal fanbase to studio executives, even after the Snydercut Justice League was produced.

Last week, it was revealed that Henry Cavill wouldn’t reprise his function as Superman going ahead in Gunn and Peter Safran’s all-new DCEU and setting off a wildfire of backlash that resulted within the hashtag “#fireJamesGunn” trending for nearly two days. Gunn understood that this may occur and addressed his followers, and DC film followers as nicely, about how he sees the alternatives that had been made as very tough however did what was finest for the characters.

“One of the things Peter and I were aware of when we took the job of heads of DC Studios was a certain minority of people online that could be, well, uproarious and unkind to say the least,” Gunn posted on social media. “Our choices for the DCU are based upon what we believe is best for the story and best for the DC characters who have been around for 85 years.”

Gunn continued with how a few of these decisions, like recasting Superman for this universe and the potential reboot, come from a spot of integrity, sincerity, and the most effective story in thoughts. He added that no one likes being harassed and die-hard followers will not sway any choice with harsh phrases.

“We were aware there would be a period of turbulence when we took the gig, and we knew we would have to make difficult and not-so-obvious choices, especially in the fractious nature of what came before us.”

Gunn burst into the superhero scene with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and made a family identify for himself earlier than briefly leaping over to DC after Marvel fired the director after previous social media posts got here to mild. Marvel later rehired Gunn for Guardians Vol. 3, his final Marvel manufacturing, popping out this yr. Gunn directed The Suicide Squad film, a lightweight reboot of 2016’s Suicide Squad and the hit present Peacemaker for HBO Max, each incomes vital acclaim.

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