Changing the hierarchy of power back at DC, Peter Safran and James Gunn were brought in to sit at the head of the table in the superhero universe. While James Gunn is more focused on the creative elements, Peter Safran will be taking care of production and business. Ever since the duo has taken the reigns of DCU into their hands, fans are convinced the future of the superhero world is quite bright.
With their leadership come a lot of speculations about where DCU is headed next, especially regarding Superman. Henry Cavill’s return has uprooted many rumors and theories about where he fits into the universe. James Gunn isn’t too happy with those rumors as he took to Twitter to call out publications spreading fake news about DCU’s future.
James Gunn Shuts Down Any and All Rumors
DCU is a much-loved superhero universe that has fans all around the globe. With such popularity, speculations are bound to arise. However, Co-CEO James Gunn is having none of it, especially when it comes to Henry Cavill’s Superman. Gunn took to Twitter and called out anyone who was making any sort of assumptions about the future of DCU.
He stated that no one outside of him and Peter Safran has any clue as to what is happening inside the DC Studios and if anyone claims as such, they are simply taking advantage of fans. He ambiguously denied all rumors about Henry Cavill’s return contract.
I’m not sure if you’re purposely lying or being taken advantage of by someone lying to you, but, as I’ve stated on here before, NO ONE knows what’s happening at DC Studios right now other than me & Peter. That would include writing up any new contracts for anyone at this point.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 22, 2022
His tweet was most probably directed toward the website Small Screen. An article written by Edward Lauder stated that Cavill’s contract includes multiple projects, including some TV appearances. After a while, Geekosity also cited the website in an article of its own. Gunn was quick to call the rumors out, replying directly to Geekosity’s tweet. He however did not tag Small Screen in his tweet.
Nevertheless, no mention was needed as the message reached the people in question. Small Screen replied to Gunn’s tweet thanking him for being “so direct with the fans.” They then clarified that they were merely reporting what their trusted source inside Warner Bros. Discovery told them and that they never mentioned a contract.
Fans are standing in solidarity with Gunn stating that it’s a good thing that the Peacemaker creator cares enough to keep fans out of false news.
What’s Next for the DC Universe?
Gunn’s tweet might’ve shut down the rumors surrounding Cavill’s return, but that’s not going to stop fans from wondering what’s next for the DC superheroes, is it? Since fans have been so excited about Superman’s cameo in Black Adam, it’s only fair that they have brainstorming sessions.
For now, it appears as if the Man of Steel actor is yet to sign a deal with DCU. Apart from Superman’s hazy future, DCU is coming out with four new movies next year, including Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Blue Beetle, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and The Flash. Since Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are both returning as Batman in The Flash, who knows maybe, Cavill will be up for some more cameos? Whatever the case, Gunn is certainly keeping the future of the studios hidden.