Does James Gunn Even Want Blue Beetle to Succeed? Zack Snyder, Who isn’t Even in DCU Anymore, Has More Enthusiasm Than Gunn for Xolo Maridueña Movie

Does James Gunn Even Want Blue Beetle to Succeed? Zack Snyder, Who isn't Even in DCU Anymore, Has More Enthusiasm Than Gunn for Xolo Maridueña Movie

DCU fans have had an eventful year because, initially planned for HBO Max, the Blue Beetle project moved to a theatrical release scheduled for August 18, 2023. Despite the recent WGA and SAG Strike, Warner Bros. seems intent on sticking to the release date for Blue Beetle.

Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle

On April 3, 2023, the first Blue Beetle trailer was released, which offered a glimpse into Jaime’s transformation into Blue Beetle. The trailer depicted the teenager merging with the alien scarab which gives off a serious Venom vibe. Fortunately, there are a few key figures like Zack Snyder who are lending their support to the film.

Also read: ‘Blue Beetle’ Xolo Maridueña Struggles to Hold Back Tears After He Becomes the First Latino DC Superhero in a Wholesome Viral Video

Zack Snyder is Hyped to See Blue Beetle With His Kids

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder

While the current co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, has praised Blue Beetle, former DC directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer are also excited about it. Even though Zack Snyder is not making DC movies anymore, he shared his enthusiasm on July 30th about one of the DC movies:

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“Looking forward to taking my kids to see Blue Beetle. #RepresentationMatters #BlueBeetle”

The tweet was accompanied by a picture of Blue Beetle himself, set to be played by Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña in the DC film. Suicide Squad director David Ayer then retweeted Snyder with the hands-up emoji.

Also read: “I want to do 12 more years of Blue Beetle”: Xolo Maridueña Has Big Plans For His DCU Superhero Debut Despite Lacklustre Box Office Predictions

Despite Being the DCU CEO, James Gunn Gave a Reserved Reaction to Blue Beetle

James Gunn
James Gunn

The release of Blue Beetle is near, and it seems like DC Studios’ co-chair and co-CEO, James Gunn isn’t excited about it. Earlier, Gunn was the one who confirmed that Blue Beetle is the first entry into his reimagined world of supers, and now other DC filmmakers, including Zack Snyder, have also expressed their exhilaration, there are not any positive steps seen from DCU CEO toward the upcoming release. On 12th July, he took to Twitter and posted:

“I am unbelievably excited for Metamorpho (and this opportunity to work with Anthony Carrigan.)”

Is he only excited about Metamorpho? Since then, he hasn’t posted anything about Blue Beetle on X (formerly Twitter). He only supported the movie by resharing Snyder’s post, but that’s not what fans expect from his side.

Yesterday on 11th August, he posted a poster of Blue Beetle, including a link to buy tickets and writing, “Get your tickets to #BlueBeetle now.

Obviously, fans didn’t expect this late tweet from Gunn; therefore, one user commented on his post: “FINALLY YOU TWEET.” While another commented, adding laughing emoji to her comment, “I love the fact that he is just ignoring … I think that the best thing he can do right now.”

Also read: “The first act of a saga”: Despite Nightmare Box Office Predictions, James Gunn’s DCU Director Wants a Trilogy Like Nolan’s Dark Knight

Source: Games Radar

Written by Shreya

Shreya is a pop culture fanatic who serves as a celebrity news writer at Fandomwire.