It is quite the day for creatives being on the internet and pushing back on rumors. First it was James Mangold kicking some Indiana Jones rumors to the kerb, and now it is James Gunn’s turn again. He has been back online addressing the many DC rumours that continue to circulate since he took over as co-CEO of DC Films. So here we go again, another day of DC talk. I’m a DC fan but even I’m getting sick of all this now. Anyway, I’ll keep it brief.

James Gunn

What We Know

Yes, we know Cavill is officially out as Superman. We’ve recently heard that Cavill and Gadot’s cameos have now been cut from the upcoming Flash movie. Blimey, that movie seems to have more versions than the first Star Wars movie (it’s not called A New Hope).

We know Black Adam as a financial disaster and instead of giving DC a much-needed booster shot, it was more like it gave it myocarditis – life imitates art.

Wonder Woman 3 seems to be dead and Batfleck is apparently a notable absence from Aquadude 2 regardless of all those rumours.

Black Adam Darkness Main

Batgirl is finished before it even started, and a Batman Beyond movie starring Keaton is also done and dusted.

The Flash is very obviously going to reset everything, and yes, people are still bitching and whining about it. And breathe.

Shoot Down The Rumours

James Gunn took to Twitter the other week and explained that no one except for him, Safran, and Zaslav knows what the plans for DC are moving forward. Yet day after day we are hearing talk that quite frankly borders on the ridiculous.

It’s become such a hot topic with fans frothing like rabid animals, that Gunn has decided enough is enough and it’s time to shoot down all these rumours once again.

First up, there were reports that Gunn and Safran are getting rid of the entire Snyderverse cast but keeping his Suicide Squad and Peacemaker posse. Categorically not true, said Gunn via Twitter.

“I keep seeing posts with this untrue theory. We’re not recasting everyone except The Suicide Squad.”

Gunn has also used his Twitter feed to issue a statement talking about the harassment he and co-head Peter Safran have received online.

“One of the things Peter & I were aware of when we took the job as heads of DC Studios was a certain minority of people online that could be, well, uproarious & unkind, to say the least.

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. Perhaps these choices are great, perhaps not, but they are made with sincere hearts & integrity & always with the story in mind.

No one loves to be harassed or called names – but, to be frank, we’ve been through significantly worse. 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.”

It’s expected we’ll hear more about the future of the DC Universe once DC Studios chooses to make more of their plans public.

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