It seems that James Gunn and Peter Safran aren’t too keen on the current state of things over at Warner Bros. DC studios, with new reports flying in from The Hollywood Reporter, that report the cancelation of ‘Wonder Woman 3’.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, with reports from multiple sources that confirmed the cancellation of Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman 3’, marking this one of the first big actions since the new takeover. James Gunn and Peter Safran are the newly appointed heads of the DC-based franchises, with plans for the pair to present a plan to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav on which direction the studio should go in.
So, what does this mean for the Justice League, will anyone else be getting axed from the current franchise? Well, there is a simple answer to that, yes, that would be most likely according to The Hollywood Reporter. Why would they be canceling projects though, why would they cease production on everything months before their plan to revitalize all the DC film-based superheroes? That would be because of the “Snyderverse”, the universe of movies initiated by Zac Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ which starred Henry Cavill.
DC’s Justice League Getting a Reboot?
Snyder entered the DC world again in 2013 to helm, arguably, one of the best Superman movies ever made. However, his big plan for an MCU-styled DC collection of projects just never came to fruition. Although the plan for the DC universe got complicated over the years, Snyder did still manage to get his version of Justice League released, which truly showed the potential for future live-action team-ups.
Could this all perhaps mean that the current live-action Justice League lineup is going to be completely rebooted? It wouldn’t be a surprise, there was in fact some speculation within the report about Jason Momoa’s time as Aquaman coming to an end after the sequel ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ is released.
Murmurs online have also suggested expecting Henry Cavill’s potential ‘Man of Steel 2’ to also be dead in the water, making his small cameo in Black Adam almost pointless, with some reports claiming that Henry Cavill will also be cut from ‘The Flash’ in 2023.
There is so much that could potentially be changed, at the last minute, over at Warner Bros. as they have already announced projects such as Blue Beetle. Will all of these changes also affect other projects, or will those projects become a part of the new plan? Sadly, without official comment or confirmation from the team behind the decision-making, it is almost impossible to say.
Will New Actors Be Stepping In?
Despite the news about all of these changes being brought to the studio, this doesn’t mean that all of the actors themselves are out of the picture. If you take Jason Momoa for example, the news regarding his departure from Aquaman also came with the report of a new possible deal for him to remain in the DC world. A deal that would reportedly see him playing a completely different character, with many speculating to be DC’s Lobo.
The only thing we fans can do in the meantime is to wait for further information from James Gunn and his team, while they plan on delivering their presentation to the big bosses. Whatever the outcome may be from their proposed plan, we expect them to let everybody know with an official announcement of sorts, which has been said to be in early 2023.
If all else fails, at least we still have side projects such as ‘The Batman’ and ‘The Joker’ franchises to enjoy while everything is sorted out on the other side of things. Unless they decide to axe those as well to keep things consistent, however, that would be a complete waste of two of the best DC movies ever made.
Hey, maybe Matt Reeve’s ‘The Batman’ should be considered to be a starting point to building and expanding the live-action DC universe. Let us know your thoughts by following us on Twitter and jumping in on the discussion, although Warner Bros. has failed time and time again at replicating the success that the MCU has seen, nothing has stopped them from trying again.
Expect more coverage on this from us at CoveredGeekly for the foreseeable future, stay tuned, it is highly likely that plenty more updates are coming our way.