Almost a month into their arrival, new CEOs of DC Films James Gunn and Peter Safran have worked up a storm in that time, taking some very bold and out-of-the-box decisions and approaches with the future of the new DCU envisioned by the duo. A tall order has been presented in front of them, tasked with creating a new cinematic universe of DC superheroes and supervillains by Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav. They have to overcome it with exceptional results.
So in less than a month, the new leaders have decided to dismantle the old and unsuccessful empire built by DC Films and start from the bottom again. This decision, in turn, led to the expulsion of many individuals who were the faces of successful film franchises within the DCEU, one of them being none other than Man of Steel star Henry Cavill. Of course, many are letting Gunn and Safran know their displeasure with their actions, but Gunn has decided to put a stop to all this.
James Gunn Silences The Haters On Social Media
The introduction of the Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn as the new CEO of DC Films after Walter Hamada was perceived to be a boon to the crumbling infrastructure of the old DCEU empire, but as the plans unfold and actions are undertaken, many fans are having second thoughts about whether giving Gunn such a vital position a wise idea. From the cancelations of upcoming films to the firing of Henry Cavill, Gunn and Safran have come under fire from the fans.
And just like many times before, fans have become borderline hostile towards the duo, which has resulted in cyberbullying and issues of these sorts. While both of the CEOs are open to constructive criticism, no one likes to be abused and called all manner of things for trying to do something good. And thus, to address this situation, James Gunn has taken to Twitter to call out all these awful things happening to him and his colleague and to clarify both of their actions from the point of view of overseers of the DCU, also explaining that this kind of behavior will never divert them from doing what’s good for the future.
No one loves to be harassed or called names – but, to be frank, we’ve been through significantly worse. Disrespectful outcry will never, ever affect our actions.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 19, 2022
What Is The Future Of The DCU?
With the reshuffle of the current DC cinematic universe in chaos, it is hard to pinpoint what exactly is going to happen next. Will we see a different Superman? Will Ben Affleck return as the caped crusader? Will Jason Momoa lead the new DCU with Aquaman? there are a lot of similar questions that need answers, but at the moment, no one has them. What we can do now is put our faith in the hands of James Gunn and Peter Safran and hope that his director and fanboy chops save the DCU from yet another disaster.