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James Gunn Reportedly Clashing With Dwayne Johnson – The Rock Apparently Wants More DCU Focus on Black Adam Than Henry Cavill’s Superman

James Gunn Reportedly Clashing With Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam has officially hit the theatres and, James Gunn and Peter Safran have officially taken over as co-CEOs of DC Studios. And with it, the two have also started charting out a plan for the course the DC movies and TV shows are set to take. While Gunn still is mainly focused on his upcoming third installment of The Guardians of the Galaxy, he is also working on improving the DC Movies and TV shows.

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Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam

It was initially said that David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery actually wanted Kevin Feige to switch from Marvel to DC, but that decision was soon changed with the Peacemaker director taking up the job.

James Gunn Wants To Focus On Superman More Than Black Adam

David Zaslav had been extremely open about wanting a properly structured plan for the franchise to compete with the competition due to the recent reviews received by DC movies. Dwayne Johnson, while promoting Black Adam stated that he wanted to see a Justice Society of America vs. Justice League project, or focus more on Black Adam vs. Justice League. He wanted these projects to be part of the DCU someday.

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James Gunn

There had also been a rumor regarding a project with Justice League vs. Suicide Squad vs. Justice Society of America to also be taking place. However, that seems to still be an idea in the making. Dwayne Johnson also happens to be responsible for getting Henry Cavill back to the franchise and by the looks of it, he may have seen his character becoming the focus of the DCU eventually.

Gunn’s main focus, ever since his position as the CEO became official, is more toward a Suicide Squad vs. Justice League storyline to take place.

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James Gunn’s Ideas Changing The Course Of The DCU

James Gunn’s idea of the project seems to be involving the character of Amanda Waller facing trial for her deeds. She formed the Suicide Squad by assembling criminals and then using them as expendable means to an end.

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A still from The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad is a gang that compels villains to work for the government, whereas James Gunn was planning to bring in the Secret Six, a group of villains that solely serve their self-interests in DC Comics. His original concept was for that tale to take place on a smaller scale, but, now that he is in charge of DC, Gunn can take things up by a notch. He is rumored to still be considering the idea, but it’s been revealed that the plot will now be an overarching one that would span numerous projects.

Also Read: “I just didn’t like how he said it”: Dwayne Johnson Reveals the Reason Why He Hated Peacemaker Star, John Cena

James Gunn Wants An Increased Role For Amanda Waller

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Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam

James Gunn is reportedly planning to magnify the role of Viola Davis’ character and turn her into the big bad of the DCU, somewhat similar to what Thanos was for the MCU. While Dwayne Johnson and the producer both had similar ideas, they both go in different directions with Johnson wanting the focus to be on Black Adam and Gunn wanting to concentrate on Superman and the Justice League as well as his Suicide Squad.

Also Read: ‘He’s clearly a very, very talented man’: Henry Cavill Praising DC CEO James Gunn Has Fans Convinced Gunn is Replacing Zack Snyder as Man of Steel 2 Director

Source: Cosmic News

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.