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James Gunn reveals when he's going to cast the new Superman

James Gunn reveals when he's going to cast the new Superman

The people are dying to know, James!

James Gunn has finally revealed when he plans on casting the new Superman film.

The director devastated superhero fans last month when he revealed that Henry Cavill would not be returning as the Man of Steel, and that DC would be going in a new direction with the character.

Even Henry seemed a little surprised by the decision to pass on his cape to someone new.

After gathering themselves, fans started to wonder who might be the next Clark Kent, and the rumour mill is absolutely churning out ideas.

James Gunn hasn't started casting yet.

For a while, it looked like the top pick was Euphoria's Jacob Elordi, but James Gunn insists that no one has been cast in the film just yet.

Taking to Twitter on Friday (13 January), James told fans that he hasn't even thought about casting yet.

“My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet,” Gunn wrote.

"Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is finished or close to finished, and it isn’t.

"We’ll announce a few things in not too long, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them."

So that's us told.

The team at DC Studios are in the process of mapping out the next ten years of films, with the help of co-chairpeople and co-CEOs James Gunn and producer Peter Safran.

The two have been pretty tight-lipped about their plans so far.

All we know for now is that Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam will not likely be returning any time soon, a third Wonder Woman film directed by Patty Jenkins has been scrapped - though that doesn't necessarily mean we've seen the last of Gal Gadot - and that Henry Cavill is out as Superman.

Henry Cavill is out as Superman.
Warner Bros.

It's understood that James Gunn plans on going for an 'earlier part of Superman's life', hence why the part can't be played by Henry.

"We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way," James told Twitter followers after being named as one half of DC's new CEO last year.

"But we can promise everything we do is done in the service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS we know you cherish and we have cherished our whole lives."

Any Batman fans can rest assured, though, that whatever plans James and Peter have for the next ten years of DC, it won't interfere with Matt Reeves's Batman universe.

The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson in the titular role, was a huge success when it hit cinemas in 2022, grossing a whopping $770 million at the worldwide box office.

In an interview with Collider, Matt confirmed that the DC Universe and the BatVerse would stay separate, the goal being that they 'don't crash into each other', but rather 'support each other'.

That's good news, since Matt confirmed that he's already working on a sequel and, before you ask, Rob is back.

Any other information about that sequel is anyone's guess.

But I'm crossing my fingers for some more Barry Keoghan Joker moments.

Featured Image Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: James Gunn, Superman, DC Comics, Film and TV