Gunn Responds To DC Casting Criticism

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With only a few days left in January, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director and new DC Studios co-chief James Gunn is still promising that an update on the future of the DC universe is coming this month.

That update is expected to unveil the first titles in the ten-year plan he and Peter Safran have come up with to kick off the new era of the DC Universe on the big screen.

What those plans entail isn’t clear as yet, but Gunn is known to have close relationships with the actors he works with and so don’t be surprised if some of the stars of his previous films come along for his upcoming DC efforts.

Earlier this week, a fan on Twitter asked Gunn not to “encourage” his Guardians cast to “follow” him to DCU as they want him to find “fresh actors that can craft brilliant characters and forge new memories for audiences”. Gunn responded:

“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, & some will be actors you know who I’ve never worked with. What matters most is the actor fits the role & they’re easy to work with.”

Last month Gunn indicated on social media that Superman was “a huge priority” in the new era of the DC Universe, and he is writing a movie with a younger version of the superhero (which is why Henry Cavill isn’t returning).

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