With Walter Hamada’s exit and James Gunn and Peter Safran taking the control of DC Studios, fans and DC stars seem excited about the future DC projects. James Gunn also started hinting at several projects that might happen in DC’s future. However, this week has not been what fans expected as The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the new CEO of the DC Studios is planning a reboot for the DCU. The report revealed that Gunn has decided to axe Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 and planning to cast Jason Momoa as Lobo, instead of Aquaman.
The Hollywood Reporters’ new report has revealed that the former DC head had his own plans for DC’s future. Hamada was also planning Henry Cavill’s return as Superman and it was not with Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
Walter Hamada Had a Long-Range Plan For Superman’s Return
The Hollywood Reporters has claimed that the former DC Films head, Walter Hamada, was also working on a long-range plan for Henry Cavill’s return as Superman. Dwayne Johnson allegedly was not the only person who had the idea to bring Cavill back to the DCU.
The former head and Warner Bros. Studios had been planning a Crisis on Infinite Earths movie inspired by the now-classic Crisis on Infinite Earth comics of the 1980s. The comic series featured multiple timelines and heroes from different dimensional Earths coming together.
The film would have served as an Arrowverse crossover event series featuring superheroes like Arrow, Superman, Black Lightning, and more. This would have also included Henry Cavill’s return as Superman, just like Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are set to reprise their roles in the 2023 film The Flash.
However, followed by Warner Bros’ merger with Discovery, the studio dropped all the plans. This led to the cancellation of several DC projects, including Batgirl. Walter Hamada almost quit as DC Films President followed by these cancellations, but he decided to hold the position till the release of Black Adam.
James Gunn Reportedly Not Planning to Recast the Justice League
As the news broke out that James Gunn has decided to cancel some of the most awaited movies of DC, including a sequel to Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel. The decision led many to believe that the studio might also plan to recast.
However, some reports have suggested that the studio is only planning to reboot the cinematic universe and not recast the actors. Reports also revealed that the new CEO is also not planning another Aquaman movie with Jason Momoa.
Reports also claimed that the studio might cut the cameos from the upcoming film The Flash. However, a follow-up report by Deadline revealed that the studio is not planning “not continuing with these actors.”
The studio insider also said that the studio has no desire to see Gal Gadot retire as Wonder Woman, despite canceling Wonder Woman 3. This could lead to the speculation that the studio does have plans for these actors and their characters in the future of the DCU.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter