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James Gunn, the director behind "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Suicide Squad," is reportedly working on a new Superman movie that could redefine the character's legacy.
While details about the project are still scarce, recent updates suggest that the movie is moving forward, and Gunn has some ambitious plans for the Man of Steel.
As one of the most iconic superheroes in history with a legacy that has run for more than 80 years, Superman is the myth, the legend. Superman’s character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, has been remade into numerous media, be it comics, TV shows, movies or video games. Despite a huge fanbase, Superman still struggles to find a place in the modern era because he is still seen as outdated or overly hyperbolic. The upcoming movie by James Gunn could be a revised opportunity to reinvent Superman’s character and discover fresh aspects of his story.
Updates on Casting
Apparently, James Gunn is constantly searching for able actors to play Superman and his alter personality, Clark Kent. There is yet to be an official casting announcement, there are rumors that several names are running for the role, including the original Henry Cavill. Cavill has played Superman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Man of Steel,” and “Justice League.” As much as fans of Henry Cavill want to see him in another Superman role, however, it is still unclear whether Cavill will come back for Gunn’s film or whether the studio will have to do with a new actor altogether.
One potential obstacle to the production of James Gunn’s Superman movie is the ongoing strike by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a union that represents behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment industry. The strike, which began on October 4, 2021, has already affected several TV shows and movies, including Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings.” If the strike continues, it could delay the production of Gunn’s movie and potentially affect its release date.
James Gunn’s Superman movie is one of the most anticipated projects in the DC Extended Universe, and fans are eager to see what the director has in store for the character. While details about the movie are still scarce, updates on the legacy of Superman and the possible casting choices have generated excitement among fans. However, the ongoing strike by IATSE could pose a challenge to the production of the movie, and it remains to be seen how the situation will be resolved. Nonetheless, with James Gunn at the helm, the future of Superman looks bright, and the movie could be a significant step forward for the character and the DCEU.
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