James Gunn clears up rumors about who will play DC’s Superman role in the future.
Gunn – who took the reins of DC Studios as his new co-CEO in October with producer Peter Safran – recently responded to hearsay on Twitter that “Euphoria” star Jacob Elordi is set to play the Man of Steel in the next Superman movie.
The filmmaker previously directed Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise and DC’s “Suicide Squad” in 2021.
“My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet,” Gunn wrote in a Tweeter Friday, in response to a tweet in which a fan altered the young actor’s face to the iconic superhero’s body.
“Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is complete or nearly complete, and it’s not,” Gunn continued. “We’ll be announcing a few things shortly, but Superman’s casting won’t be part of it.”
Over the decades, the muscular, waterproof superhero has been portrayed onscreen across the DC Extended Universe by actors Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Tyler Hoechlin and , more recently, Henry Cavill.
Last month, Cavill announced that he won’t return as Superman after meeting with Gunn and Safran about the hero’s future.
The actor’s announcement came just two months after he appeared in a cameo in ‘Black Adam’ and told fans he would be sporting the cape once again.
“This news is not the easiest, but that’s life. I respect the fact that James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes,” Cavill wrote in a Instagram post in December.
Reminding fans that the Superman character won’t be leaving, he added, “My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It was a fun ride with all of you, up and up.
While Warner Bros. recently unveiled its 10 Year DC Cinema PlanGunn shared limited details on Twitter last month about the folk hero’s sequel, simply Writing“our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life.”