The DC Studio is going through a lot of changes as James Gunn and Peter Safran continue to work on their plan for the future of the DCU. The whole week has been quite the rollercoaster for DC fans. With reports claiming that the new CEO is planning to reboot the cinematic universe, there have been tons of uncertainty for the fans. However, this would not be the first time, Warner Bros. has been uncertain about its superhero universe.
But as the rumors related to the new CEO’s plan keep coming out, fans are not sure if they would see some of their favorite DC stars in the future. And as DC Studios’ CEO plans the reboot of the DCU, rumors have started that not everyone at the studio is happy about it.
James Gunn’s New Plan Causing Tension at Warner Bros. Discovery
The Hollywood Reporter revealed a number of things James Gunn has been planning under his new plan for the DCU. The report claimed that the filmmaker has decided to cancel Wonder Woman 3. It also revealed that the studio might even distance itself from Zack Snyder’s cast of characters.
An anonymous DC insider has recently revealed that all these changes have caused tension at the studio. However, everyone is currently playing nice as “anxiousness lurks.” The insider said, “This is creating a riot. And it’s a horrible optic. This business is based on relationships.”
Although the insider did not name anyone, the issues might be for the people involved in the DCEU or Snyderverse. James Gunn also said earlier in his tweet, “We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way.”
He also mentioned that he would do everything he can for the “service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS” fans have known for so long. This once again points out that James Gunn can take extreme measures under his new plan for the DCU. And this could also include losing The Rock’s Black Adam and Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Insider Claims The Studio Can Not Afford to Start From Scratch
Initial reports claimed that James Gunn canceled Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 because the story was not a fit for his new DCU plan. However, the cancelation reportedly involved some behind-the-scenes issues between Jenkins and the studio, leading many to believe that the studio would continue to work with the same cast.
The anonymous source also addressed the rumors of recasting and claimed that the studio is not in the state to start the DCU from scratch. They shared that these franchises are already making a lot of money, then why would the studio cancel them?
“These franchises which already make a lot of money — why stop them? How can a studio that’s bearing so much debt afford to start from scratch? There are scripts and actors’ schedules to be figured out.”
The rumors about DC rebooting and recasting its characters have become a hot topic of discussion among fans. The insider’s claims make it clear that things are quite chaotic at DC Studio as the Gunn-Safran duo maps out the future of the DCU.