James Gunn slams fans who are angry with his recent decisions for the DC Extended Universe
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James Gunn has hit out at all the people who have been sending him nasty messages since he became co-head of DC Studios.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director was promoted to the co-President of the movie studio alongside Peter Safran back in October.
Since then, there has been a lot of headlines about what's happening with the DC Extended Universe.
We've already had the confirmation that Henry Cavill isn't returning as Superman as the studio wants to reboot the character in younger form.
That decision alone sparked loads of angry comments from fans as they were devastated at the idea of not seeing the actor come back to the role.
There have also been rumours that Patty Jenkins' vision for Wonder Woman 3 was rejected and that Jason Momoa's place as Aquaman would end.
It's unclear what's happening with Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam as well as Ezra Miller's The Flash after their standalone films.
It seems like everyone has an opinion on what Gunn and Safran are doing, but James wants everyone to keep it to themselves.
He wrote on Twitter: "One of the things Peter & I were aware of when we took the job as heads of DC Studios was a certain minority of people online that could be, well, uproarious & unkind, to say the least.
One of the things Peter & I were aware of when we took the job as heads of DC Studios was a certain minority of people online that could be, well, uproarious & unkind, to say the least.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 19, 2022
"Our choices for the DCU are based upon what we believe is best for the story & best for the DC characters who have been around for nearly 85 years.
"Perhaps these choices are great, perhaps not, but they are made with sincere hearts & integrity & always with the story in mind.
"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.
"We were aware there would be a period of turbulence when we took this gig, & we knew we would sometimes have to make difficult & not-so-obvious choices, especially in the wake of the fractious nature of what came before us.
"But this means little to us in comparison to our jobs as artists & custodians in helping to create a wide & wonderful future for DC."
We'll have to wait and see what will happen with the DCEU and which characters get to stay in the limelight and which ones get left on the cutting room floor.
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