Friday, June 14, 2024

Chaos in the World of Superman and Wonder Woman as New DC Chiefs Find Change Equals Kryptonite

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One thing you don’t want to do in the comic book movie world is make changes. Change equals Kryptonite especially in the world of DC Comics. Nothing upsets the fans like zigging when you said you were zagging.

So now there’s chaos because The Hollywood Reporter says that newly minted DC chiefs James Gunn and Peter Safran may be chucking everything and starting over. No “Wonder Woman 3” from Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot. No to the “Superman” sequel with Henry Cavill, even though the actor reassured fans he was coming back. “Black Adam” sequel? Maybe not. “The Batman, Part 2?” Who knows?

Gunn tried to allay fans’ fears. He tweeted today:

“So. As for the story yesterday in the Hollywood Reporter, 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.

“Although this first month at DC has been fruitful, building the next ten years of story takes time & we’re still just beginning. Peter & I chose to helm DC Studios knowing we were coming into a fractious environment, both in the stories being told & in the audience itself & there would be an unavoidable transitional period as we moved into telling a cohesive story across film, TV, animation, and gaming.

“But, in the end, the drawbacks of that transitional period were dwarfed by the creative possibilities & the opportunity to build upon what has worked in DC so far & to help rectify what has not.

“We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way, but we can promise everything we do is done in the service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS we know you cherish and we have cherished our whole lives.

“As for more answers about the future of the DCU, I will sadly have to ask you to wait. We are giving these characters & the stories the time & attention they deserve & we ourselves still have a lot more questions to ask & answer.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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