James Gunn responds to criticism of casting Marvel actors in DC film

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director is leading the new era of the DC Universe


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Published: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 4:09 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 4:10 PM

The new era of the DC Universe is being led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it has already made a lot of buzz. Some fans are hoping the Guardians of the Galaxy director doesn't bring Marvel stars into the new DC flicks because he has a reputation for having a close relationship with the actors he works with.

A fan on Twitter mentioned Gunn in a tweet asking him not to "encourage" his Guardians cast to "follow" him to DCU suggesting to "find fresh actors that can craft brilliant characters and forge new memories for audiences."

Gunn clarified and provided details about the casting for the movies he's going on in his response to that tweet.

"We have hundreds of roles to cast. As I've always done, some will be brand new faces, some will be actors I've worked with before and some will be actors you know who I've never worked with," Gunn tweeted. "What matters most is the actor fits the role and they're easy to work with."

According to Deadline, a US-based news outlet, Gunn stated on social media in December that Superman was "a huge priority" in the upcoming DC Universe. With that revelation, he also said that Henry Cavill will not be taking on the Man of Steel role again since a film starring a younger version of the superhero was being written.

"In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman's life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill," he tweeted. "But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we're big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future."

Gunn also hinted that he might reveal part of the upcoming DC slate at the end of the month.

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