With Superman: Legacy, the primary true movie in James Gunn’s new DC Universe, starting to return collectively for a 2025 launch, one may assume all different takes on that character are as gone as Krypton. Nonetheless, io9 has discovered that’s not the case.
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Gunn is on the brink of launch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, his remaining movie for Marvel Studios, subsequent week after which transfer full time to not solely directing Superman: Legacy, however molding the DC Universe as an entire together with his DC Movies co-president, Peter Safran. That transfer seemingly pushed all the pieces occurring at DC earlier than their appointment again, which was disappointing for a lot of causes, however none extra so than the rumored Ta-Nehisi Coates-written and J.J. Abrams-produced tackle Superman. Nonetheless, talking with io9 this weekend, Gunn confirmed that simply because his Superman film is coming, doesn’t imply that one is totally off the board.
“These two issues are completely unrelated,” Gunn instructed io9. “That’s an thrilling film. I do know that Chantal Nong, who’s the chief on that undertaking, is extraordinarily enthusiastic about it. So if it is available in and it’s nice, which I haven’t learn the script, and if the timing is correct, that would completely occur. That’s completely unrelated. It could be an Elseworlds story like Joker.”
So there’s the loophole. Together with their announcement of the upcoming DC slate in January, Gunn and Safran stated that motion pictures that didn’t fall into their sturdy, bold shared universe – motion pictures like Matt Reeves’ The Batman Half Two and Todd Phillips’ Joker Folie à Deux – can be clearly labeled “Elseworlds,” denoting these as separate from the principle story. It appears like, as Gunn stated, if all the pieces works out, the Coates and Abrams undertaking might nonetheless see the massive display beneath that banner together with Robert Pattinson and Joaquin Phoenix.
Information of the Coates/Abrams undertaking broke method again in 2021 and, rumor had it, a script was alleged to be finished by the top of that 12 months. We aren’t positive if the script is completed and sitting there, or if it’s nonetheless being labored on, however early rumors did counsel it might star a black Superman and be set within the 1900s. A really totally different take than Gunn’s extra trendy one, for positive.
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