James Gunn shuts down fan-fueled rumors that Jacob Elordi will take on the role of Superman
It looks like fans eagerly awaiting news of the planned Superman reboot casting won’t be getting any kind of confirmation anytime soon.
Based on speculation that Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi is set to play Clark Kent/Superman, James Gunn took to Twitter to shoot down the rumored rumor.
And Gunn is an authority on the subject, considering he and Peter Safran took over as new co-chairs and CEOs of DC Studios last October.
Not having it: James Gunn, 56, shot down rumors that Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi, 25, will play the Man of Steel in the Superman reboot
Guardians Of The Galaxy and Suicide Squad writer and director responded to a tweet that read: “Jacob Elordi is rumored to be @JamesGunn’s Superman for #DCU. ideas?’
“Nobody has been portrayed as Superman yet,” the director began his tweet on Friday, along with two photoshopped photos of Elordie dressed as the Man of Steel.
“The casting, as it almost always does with me, will happen after the script is finished or near completion, which it isn’t,” Jean explained, adding, “We’ll be announcing a few things in no time, but Superman’s casting won’t be one of them.”
And from the sounds of that last line, fans shouldn’t expect an official announcement regarding the casting of the Superman movie anytime soon.
Fans will need some patience: In response to a tweet that showed the Australian actor photoshoot as the Man of Steel, Gunn not only denied he’d decided on the role of Clark Kent/Superman, but also suggested he wouldn’t be. It happens anytime soon
Since adding the studio executive to his Hollywood resume, Gunn has officially announced that he’s writing a new Superman movie.
As rumors swirled with talk of Henry Cavill being brought back in the role, his name was dropped from the running after he met up with Gunn and Safran, according to Forbes.
During their conversation, they shared that the script would be about a young Clark Kent who is just starting out as a reporter for the Daily Planet and early in his career as Superman.
“Sad news, everyone,” Cavill, 39, wrote in an Instagram post Dec. 14 after their meeting. After all, I’m not returning as Superman.
He added: Changing the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a world to build. I wish them and all involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest fortunes.
Cavill on Earth: Henry Cavill, the actor who has played Superman in recent years, starting with Man Of Steel (2013), has revealed that he was dropped from the running as Clark Kent/Superman in the reboot after meeting Gunn and Safran in December.
Superhero Credentials: After debuting as Clark Kent/Superman in Man Of Steel (2013), Cavill reprized the role four more times: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) and Black Adam (2022)
Cavill first played the superhero in Man Of Steel (2013) and reprized him four more times in either smaller roles or cameos in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) and Black Adam (2022).
Just four days earlier, Gunn showed off his fanbase when he posted a promotional photo of the stars of the movie Superman (1978) starring Christopher Reeve in the title role.
“Superman premiered in 44 years today,” he wrote in a caption posted Dec. 10.
The photoshopped photos also featured the names and likenesses of the main characters which included: Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Mark McClure, Jackie Cooper and Marlon Brando.
Created by Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the character Superman (aka Clark Kent) appeared in the comic book Action Comics #1 from June 1938. Born on the fictional planet Krypton infested with the character of Kal-El, he lands on Earth, where he grows up as Clark Kent, and becomes Finally the iconic superhero.
Man of Steel fan: Gunn showed off his fanbase when he paid tribute to Christopher Reeve’s Superman (1978) movie on the 44th anniversary of its release
The first live-action adaptation of Superman was a motion picture series released in 1948 and aimed at children.
Kirk Alyn holds the distinction of being the first actor to portray a superhero on screen. Production cost $325,000 (equivalent to $3,665,000 in 2021).
It went on to become the highest-grossing movie series in movie history. The sequel series, Atom Man vs. Superman, was released in 1950. For the flying scenes, Superman was hand-drawn in cartoon form, superimposed over live-action footage.
Along with Allen, the Since then, he has played the likes of George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Tyler Hoechlin, and more. Nicolas Cage has been portrayed in the film adaptation of Tim Burton.
The first Superman: Kirk Alyn had the distinction of being the first actor to portray Superman on screen in 1948; The actor passed away in March 1999 at the age of 88