With Superman: Legacy, the primary true movie in James Gunn’s new DC Universe, beginning to come together for a 2025 launch, one would possibly assume all different takes on that character are as gone as Krypton. Nonetheless, io9 has discovered that’s not the case.
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Gunn is on the point of launch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, his closing movie for Marvel Studios, subsequent week after which transfer full time to not solely directing Superman: Legacy, however molding the DC Universe as a complete together with his DC Movies co-president, Peter Safran. That transfer seemingly pushed everything happening at DC before their appointment again, which was disappointing for a lot of causes, however none extra so than the rumored Ta-Nehisi Coates-written and J.J. Abrams-produced take on Superman. Nonetheless, talking with io9 this weekend, Gunn confirmed that simply because his Superman film is coming, doesn’t imply that one is totally off the board.
“These two issues are completely unrelated,” Gunn advised io9. “That’s an thrilling film. I do know that Chantal Nong, who’s the manager on that venture, is extraordinarily enthusiastic about it. So if it is available in and it’s nice, which I haven’t learn the script, and if the timing is true, that would completely occur. That’s completely unrelated. It might be an Elseworlds story like Joker.”
So there’s the loophole. Together with their announcement of the upcoming DC slate in January, Gunn and Safran mentioned that motion pictures that didn’t fall into their strong, formidable shared universe – motion pictures like Matt Reeves’ The Batman Half Two and Todd Phillips’ Joker Folie à Deux – shall be clearly labeled “Elseworlds,” denoting these as separate from the primary story. It feels like, as Gunn mentioned, if every little thing works out, the Coates and Abrams project might nonetheless see the large display below that banner together with Robert Pattinson and Joaquin Phoenix.
Information of the Coates/Abrams venture broke approach again in 2021 and, rumor had it, a script was purported to be finished by the top of that yr. We aren’t positive if the script is completed and sitting there, or if it’s nonetheless being labored on, however early rumors did recommend it might star a black Superman and be set in the 1900s. A really completely different take than Gunn’s extra trendy one, for positive.
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