James Gunn Making New Justice League Movie to Wipe Out Zack Snyder’s DCEU Hard-Earned Legacy? DCU CEO Breaks Silence on Rumor

James Gunn Making New Justice League Movie to Wipe Out Zack Snyder's DCEU Hard-Earned Legacy? DCU CEO Breaks Silence on Rumor
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Since James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios takeover, there has been a constant buzz revolving around the studio heads and the slated projects. After casting the new Superman, Lois Lane, and several other DC characters, several rumors evolved online.

James Gunn at an event
James Gunn

Many fans were concerned over the rumors as they speculated that Gunn is changing the DCEU landscape and attempting to wipe out Zack Snyder’s DC Universe. Snyderverse has a separate fanbase and it was concerning for many, but Gunn recently broke silence on the matter.

Also read: Zack Snyder Helped James Gunn in Action Sequences for The Suicide Squad Spin-off


James Gunn on New Justice League Movie

James Gunn will directehis first film for DCU, Superman: Legacy.
James Gunn will direct his first film for DCU, Superman: Legacy.

Recently, DC announced a new animated Justice League movie based on the Crisis on Infinite Earths events. The animated Justice League is scheduled for a 2024 release. Right after the news, speculation of a potential live-action Justice League surfaced online as James Gunn has already hired new actors for quite a few DC characters. A live-action Justice League is not happening anytime soon, as the director commented “No” on Threads, commenting on the rumor.

Currently, Gunn is more focused on Superman: Legacy. Written and directed by Gunn himself, the new Superman movie is in development and the director is quite excited about it. Gunn posted on Threads, 

“Superman: Legacy opens two years from today. It may seem far away to many of you, but it’s close to me!”

“We have a lot to do between now and then. But I haven’t been more excited about a project in forever… and this cast, slowly coming together… holy cow…”

As of now, it is highly unlikely that a new Justice League live-action will roll out anytime soon but certainly, the animated version is an indication of a potential unification of the major DC characters. But if it happens, it will take time because DC is in the early stages of rebooting the major characters and movies.


Also read: WB Reportedly Wants to Sell DC – James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy to Repeat Zack Snyder’s Colossal Mistake

More Updates on James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy

Superman: Legacy
Superman: Legacy

Gunn is set to introduce a newer version of DC Universe with Superman: Legacy. The confirmed actors of the film, as revealed by the director, are going to appear in the new universe he is building. Recently,  Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern/Guy Gardner, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, and Edi Gathegi joined DC as Mister Terrific in Gunn’s Superman movie. Earlier, Gunn also confirmed that his search for Superman and Lois Lane was over when he cast David Corenswet as the Man of Steel and Rachel Brosnahan as his lade love, and Daily Planet Reporter, Lois Lane.

But the inclusion of these characters does have a reason. “They fit the story I’m telling. Story always comes first,” Gunn commented on Threads. Further, the director confirmed that Jimmy Olsen — a Daily Planet photojournalist and friend of Lois Lane and Clark Kent —  will be in his latest Superman movie. The story of his new DC film will be centered around Lois and Superman. “The primary story most definitely revolves around Superman and Lois.” 


Gunn further revealed that the reason behind casting Fillion is because of his hair. “Giving my old pal Nate a bowl cut might have been my primary reason for casting him,” Gunn wrote on Threads. Also, Fillion’s Green Lantern is Guy Gardner and he will play the character across DC Universe which includes The Green Lanterns show and the show is not separated from DC. 

Superman: Legacy is scheduled for theatrical release on 11 July 2025.

Also read: “We’ve seen it enough”: James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy Will Follow Robert Pattinson’s Batman Storyline as David Corenswet Replaces Henry Cavill


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