Gunn Dismisses New “Justice League” Rumors

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DC Studios co-chief James Gunn has taken to social media to clarify two of the more recent rumors regarding the DC Universe development slate.

The first cropped up in regards to Gunn’s own “Superman” reboot film and the casting announcements involving the various superheroes. The second ties to an announcement that came this weekend as part of San Diego Comic-Con.

First up, in regards to “Superman: Legacy,” in the wake of the casting announcements involving the Guy Gardner version of Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Mister Terrific, talk has arisen regarding why they are there.

Specifically, there’s been speculation that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, in an effort to attract potential buyers, got Gunn to incorporate as many DC heroes as he can into the new Superman film.

Gunn quickly shot down such talk, replying to a question about that on Threads with: “Of course not”. He later added: “They fit the story I’m telling. Story always comes first.”

Whilst that rumor was speculative, something with a tiny bit more weight emerged on the weekend following DC’s announcement of a new “Justice League” animated film releasing next year.

According to Screen Rant, a now-deleted tweet on the official DC Twitter account announcing the movie included “the ‘DC Universe Movie’ tag above the title treatment.”

That film is based on the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline, with speculation quickly arising that it could serve as the basis for a possible live-action “Justice League” film by Gunn.

The speculation led to numerous articles online, and it got enough for Gunn to respond to the talk on Threads with a straight up “No.”

With the current strikes, it’s expected we won’t be hearing many more announcements about the new “Superman” film for a while.

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