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James Gunn teases DCEU’s soft reboot & addresses reports on Superman, Jason Momoa’s Lobo & more but DC Film, Snydeverse fans are divided

James Gunn teases DCEU’s soft reboot & addresses reports on Superman, Jason Momoa’s Lobo & more but DC Film, Snydeverse fans are divided

It’s been a chaotic week for DC Film fans since news broke that a DCEU reboot was imminent with James Gunn’s DC Bible slate but none expected to hear the scrapping of Patty Jenkins’ story for Wonder Woman 3 or concerns of Henry Cavill’s Superman being canned along with the potential Man of Steel 2 project. Fortunately, the DC Studios’ architect has responded to the reports but his answer has not sat well with the fandom which is segmented into Snyderverse followers and general DCEU aficionados. 

The DC Extended Universe is changing for the better and James Gunn is well aware his 10-year roadmap might not receive praiseworthy reception from all fans. The director has been the talk of the town lately since news emerged that The Flash and Aquaman 2 would be the conclusion to the universe established by Zack Snyder in 2013’s Man of Steel. But additional details which indicate Jason Momoa could be cast as Lobo resulted in more confusion if the new DC Universe would clasp some of the successful characters while erasing or retconning the rest.

Is the DCEU heading to a soft reboot or a hard one? That remains the big question on fans’ minds. Luckily, James Gunn’s recent answer to the THR story reveals the DC Studios CEO’s mindset on the ongoing drama and fan backlash. In fact, both Gunn and Peter Safran were prepared for the “fractious environment, both in the stories being told & in the audience itself”.

To begin with, Gunn confirmed the details from the Hollywood reporter’s story that “some of it is true, some of it is half-true, some of it is not true, & some of it we haven’t decided yet whether it’s true or not.” Furthermore, the following tweet from the thread double-downed that the duo chiefs are “building the next ten years of story” but mapping out the details “takes time & we’re still just beginning.”

Insider DanielRPK suggests James Gunn’s DCU slate will begin between a mid & hard reboot, allowing some DCEU’s Snyderverse characters to exist

The standout tweet from the thread cryptically suggests the DCU will set off with a mid-reboot which could allow some elements from the old universe to exist. But all in all, Gunn reassures the fandom that the execs at DC Studios division are building the DC Bible “in service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS”. Even so, an announcement about the future may not arrive anytime soon as Gunn also said, “I will sadly have to ask you to wait.” 

Replies to James Gunn’s DCU Twitter thread are filling up with requests from Snyderverse fans requesting the DC Studios boss to allow Zack Snyder to complete his vision. While the rest are convinced Gunn has the best interest in his heart and have given their thumbs up for a full reboot. There also remains a large group hoping for a soft reboot. Readers can check it out below.   

Earlier this month, James Gunn hinted the DC Bible will be unveiled before 2023’s San Diego Comic-Con. But the rumor mill indicates the 10-year-plan could be unveiled by the year-end, especially since Gunn is expected to showcase their work-in-progress plan to David Zaslav next week.  

The wheels are in motion for DCU but will it be Gunn’s full-fledged design or a new arc developed from the strong pillars of Snyders’ DCEU? Only the DC Studios chiefs could answer those queries. 




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