James Gunn tweets about Superman’s place in the DCU


As we have previously reported, James Gunn and producing partner Peter Safran have been hard at work shaping and reshaping the new DC Universe, now known as the DCU. With their ongoing 10-year plan currently shrouded in secrecy, there have been rumors running wild.

Is Wonder Woman over? Does that mean Gal Gadot is done? Is Jason Mamoa, DC’s current Aquaman hanging up his fins and becoming the foul-mouthed intergalactic bounty-hunter Lobo? Is Batfleck in The Flash? Is he in Shazam? Is Black Adam a financial flop or hit? Is the Rock soft? And of course the most crucial rumor – Where does Superman (currently Henry Cavill) fit in all of this?

To borrow a catchphrase: “Inquiring minds want to know.”

Now Gunn, who is super active on Twitter, has answered a fan’s question on the 44th anniversary of the day Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie was released. The iconic CBM starring Christopher Reeve, flew into theaters Dec. 10, 1978, and went on to earn three Oscar nominations.

Superman premiered 44 years ago today,” Gunn tweeted, adding heart and star emojis. Gunn also shared the film’s original poster, featuring the tagline, “You’ll believe a man can fly.”

That tweet opened up a can of questions based on  The Hollywood Reporter’s recent story addressing DCU’s future. One fan asked what Gunn was trying to say with the post, the filmmaker replied, “I’m trying to say it’s the 44th anniversary of the premiere of Superman which is a great movie.”


Another fan pushed the Superman issue even further by asking if The Last Son of Krypton would actually be coming back to theaters. Gunn replied: “Yes of course. Superman is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority.”

Boom. A priority.

Gunn spent almost 10 years working with Kevin Feige and the Marvel regime. He witnessed firsthand what it was like to build an integrated story and do it right. We fully believe both Gunn and Peter Safran understand the importance of Superman and the popularity of Cavill.

We will just have to sit tight and wait for answers. The two are scheduled to deliver their plan to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO, David Zaslav, this week.