James Gunn details casting approach, confirms January DCU announcements

The future of the DC Universe is getting a bit clearer as DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn took to Twitter over the weekend to discuss some of the casting choices coming up in the DCU.

In response to a fan tweet over the weekend, Gunn responded to a message asking him not to cast Guardians of the Galaxy actors in the DCU, but to find new actors instead. Gunn noted that there are “hundreds of roles” to cast, and that many will be new faces, while some others will be actors Gunn has worked with before.

“We have hundreds of roles to cast,” Gunn said. “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 that you know, that I’ve never worked with. The most important thing is that the actor fits the role and they are easy to work with.”

In a follow-up tweet, Gunn responded to a fan who asked if any future DCU projects would still be announced in January. Gunn confirmed they would, but offered nothing beyond that. Fortunately for fans who might be curious, there’s just over a week left in the month, so more information should be available soon.

While much of the future of the DCU remains a mystery, Gunn recently announced that Henry Cavill would be leaving the role of Superman and that Gunn would write a new one Superman movie. In addition, several notable cameos have been removed from The lightning and Wonder Woman 3 is no longer under development. There are also reports that Jason Momoa will no longer be Aquaman and will instead be recast as another DC character.

The next DC Universe release will be Shazam! Wrath of the Godswhich will be published on 17 March 2023. It will be followed by the lightning, starring the troubled Ezra Miller, Blue Beetleand Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The future after that is currently uncertain as Gunn and Safran decide on their 10-year plan for DC

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