Director James Gunn seems to bear the brunt of the blame from DC Comics fans angry at the departure of “Superman” star Henry Cavill.
Cavill announced last week that he will not be returning as the blue-capped superhero in Warner Bros.’s DC Comics universe. Discovery, saying it “respects” what Gunn and producer Peter Safran are trying to build. Jean said in a statement that the upcoming “Superman” movie will focus on the hero’s “earlier years.”
“It’s sad news for everyone,” Cavill wrote. After all, I’m not returning as Superman. After the studio told me to announce my return in October, before they were set, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. Changing the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a world to build. I wish them And to all involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes.”
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DC Comics fans expressed their feelings on Twitter with the hashtags #FireJamesGunn and #BoycottWB.
“This is why you never trust anyone in Hollywood,” one user wrote on Twitter. “He’s never been an actor more loyal in his role and they beat him hard… He’s a once-in-a-lifetime Superman actor and now we’ll never see his use or his passion… Sad.”
Another user said, “The industry is rightly wondering what direction James Gunn is taking for DC Studios.” “wbd is trending #FireJamesGunn constantly, and the majority of DC’s fanbase is upset. No business survives long-term by permanently screwing up its customers!”
“Imagine having one of the most beautiful superhero costumes, a fantastic theme by the legendary Hans Zimmer, a story of discovery, coming of age and rise to the greatest superhero of all time, and a cast beloved by fans, and seeing it all #FireJamesGunn,” another said.
Many frustrated fans wanted to see the return of Zack Snyder, who directed the 2016 movie “Batman v Superman” starring Cavill and Ben Affleck, among other blockbusters.
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Gunn appeared to respond to the backlash by defending his decision in a Twitter thread.
“One of the things that Peter and I were aware of when he took over as heads of DC studios was that a certain minority of people on the Internet could be, to put it mildly, rambunctious and unkind,” Gunn tweeted.
Our choices for the DCU are based on what we think is best for the story and what is best for DC characters who have been around for nearly 85 years. Maybe these choices are great, maybe they aren’t, but they’re made with honest hearts and integrity and always with story in mind. No one likes to be exposed. To be harassed or called names – but frankly, we’ve been through much worse. A disrespectful yelling will never affect our actions.”
“We knew there was going to be a period of upheaval when we took this gig, and we knew we would sometimes have to make difficult and unclear choices, especially in the wake of the fractious nature of what came before us. But it means little to us compared to our jobs as artists and curators in helping to create A broad and wonderful future for the capital.”
Social media users did not like Gunn’s use of the word “minority” to describe the number of disaffected fans.
But some defended Jean’s vision.
“Like others, I’m upset that Henry Cavill won’t be back,” podcast host Aaron Seger said. “However, there is no evidence that Gunn (or Safran) is working with slyness. Quite the opposite. Gunn has offered the goods with his MCU and DCEU stories. He wants to make good DC movies, and I want to watch them. He’s got the runway.”
“A radical idea: Let these gentlemen actually produce a few minutes of film before jumping all over them. Jeez,” said writer Marc Guggenheim.
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Gunn, who directed the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, was rejected by Disney and Marvel Studios in 2018 for a series of controversial tweets he posted a decade ago dealing with the topics of rape, pedophilia, 9/11 and children. abuse.
The Walt Disney Company explained: “The offensive attitudes and statements detected in James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and contrary to our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”
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Several members of the Guardians cast have defended the director, including heavy hitters Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. While not supporting Gunn’s old “inappropriate” jokes, Pratt praised Gunn’s “character” on set and argued that he deserved to be reinstated.
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