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James Gunn is keeping an eye on rumors about Superman’s on-screen future.
After becoming co-CEO of DC Studios with producer Peter Safran in October, guardian of the galaxy When Suicide Squad The 56-year-old filmmaker responded to speculation: euphoria Star Jacob Elordi will play the Man of Steel in the upcoming big-screen version.
“My thoughts No one has been cast as Superman Not yet,” he wrote in a quoted tweet Friday after a fan photoshopped the Australian actor’s face into a caped superhero.
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“Casting is almost always done after the script is finished or close to being finished, but that’s not the case,” continued Gunn. Casting Superman isn’t one of them.”
The role was previously portrayed in the DCEU by Henry Cavill, but after meeting with Gunn and Saffron last month, he announced that he would not return to the role. dc comics superhero black adam.
“Sad news folks,” Cavill, 39, wrote. “After all, I’m not coming back as Superman.”
Shortly after, Gunn announced that the studio was developing a new version of the superhero. The character is never played by Henry Cavill.
Superman (aka Clark Kent) first appeared in the June 1938 first issue. action comicsBorn as Kal-El on the fictional doomed planet of Krypton, he crash-landed on Earth, where he grew up as Clark Kent, eventually becoming the iconic superhero.
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Started on-screen by Kirk Allyn in 1948 Superman In serial films, the role has been played by George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, and Tyler Hoechlin. Nicolas Cage also starred in an unmade film adaptation of Tim Burton.