James Gunn took to Twitter to acknowledge fans and to share his vision for DC Studios as he and Peter Safran start work as co-CEOs.
In a statement posted to Twitter on November 6, the Guardians of the Galaxy director said he and Safran “hear your different desires for the pathways forward for DC.”
The cinematic universe based on DC Comics has had a tumultuous time, especially after the departure of Zack Snyder. Gunn specifically mentioned the hashtags #ReleaseTheAyerCut and #SaveLegendsOfTomorrow, both of which have been trending on social media.
The first hashtag is in relation to David Ayer’s critically panned The Suicide Squad. The film was a huge disappointment for audiences and the studio alike but director David Ayer has noted that there is a better cut of the film and fans are keen on seeing this.
Opened up Twitter at the end of a long, creative weekend to see the many tweets to #SaveLegendsofTomorrow & #ReleaseTheAyerCut & fan support for other DC projects over the years. The majority of these requests were enthusiastic & respectful.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 6, 2022
The second hashtag is in relation to the recent cancellation of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow TV show. The series was cancelled after its seventh season earlier this year.
While Gunn made no specific promises, he did tease the future of the DC Extended Universe in the thread of tweets he posted.
“But all our initial focus is on the story going forward, hammering out the new DCU, & telling the Biggest Story Ever Told across multiple films, television shows, & animated projects.”
While it’s difficult to even speculate what the ‘Biggest Story Ever Told’ could be, it does look like Gunn is trying to unify the DCEU. The approach looks similar to Marvel: one huge cinematic universe, where everything is connected and intertwined.
Henry Cavill has recently returned to the role of Superman for DC, appearing in Black Adam. He also gracefully exited The Witcher, which would hint that Cavill will have his hands full with Superman. Or, at least, we can hope so.